About the work
Working with the material of the paint brings my ideas to life, from vague images that are in my head; the manipulation of the paint on the surface makes the images a viable proposition that can be worked on further.
Initially I work from a persistent memory or a personal experience that has called out to be realised on canvas. The painting process allows me to develop the initial idea, the act of painting is like food to the idea, and the image builds or falls apart at every stage to make it a reality. It is a constantly evolving process.
I often use photography as a starting point for these paintings, as well as fabric patterns and the language of engineering drawing. By using perspective and surface pattern within the same image it allow me to create an ambiguity and tension within the space and lets the painting tell its own story.