......Over time, as these different manners of applying paint fused together at the centre of the canvas, a painted mass took up residence, flipping between materiality and the non-thing, not securely a depiction but not nothing either: both, really, at once.
Vex'd Sea 8, 2014
My general working methods in the mediums of both painting and print-making involve a slow build-up of layers of differing tonal values and opacity and the use of colour contrasts and harmonies in the description of space.
I am very interested in how we see things and relate them to their surroundings. I continue to develop thoughts and ideas around perception using a small number of objects in the intimate space of the still-life table.
Sheila's Apples, 2016
I research art collections to explore themes, and develop these through drawings and re-scaling till a larger composition emerges.
'ARCTICTOK' protest painting no 2, 2013-14
The emphasis of previous work has been the use of abstraction to portray an atmospheric and ethereal sense of the landscape. In order to achieve this I have used my observations of the natural environment and interpreted them through the use of colour and texture to create the sensation of being encompassed within the landscape rather than being a mere observer.
Pink Chair, 2016
Published 13 January 2017