It’s quite simple, really. I love paint. I love its materiality, and what you can do with it. The different tones you can make, the different surfaces. Paint continually surprises me. I have been working with it for over 20 years, and every day I learn something new.
In recent years I’ve been experimenting with a ‘formless’ approach to painting. Working in this way has been a liberation of possibilities, so that I am no longer limited by the habits and commitments of a particular style. I’m interested to blur to boundaries between the figurative, landscape and abstraction, with surface and paint as my starting place.
In the past, paint operated to support the image. Now, paint is the image, and the thinking. I will often start in the horizontal plane, using different techniques of pouring paint. I then respond to what I find. I follow shapes, colours, textures, and when I know what I no longer need, I get it out of the way – either by stripping it back, or by covering and concealing to create something new.
I want to be suggestive, rather than descriptive. I want to welcome you the viewer into a different realm, one where you can immerse in your own creative curiosity. I hope that it may be as absorbing for you as it continues to be for me.