The painting process leads to new ideas and shows you connections that you hadn’t realised were there before. These paintings are about asking questions. How can I include words in the surface of a painting without distracting from the image? What happens if I place some ephemeral scaffold poles in front of the landscape?
Family stories and personal mythologies have been the starting point for many of the paintings, they form an emotive starting point for a painting, a memory of an image or a feeling that has a strong resonance and doesn’t go away.