About

My paintings are an attempt to convey my own personal experience of the world around me. The work is essentially about seeing in the broadest sense of the word.  In many ways, it is my own way of celebrating and communicating what I consider to be one aspect of life's incredible transitory & sensory experiences.  

Many elements come to mind in the painting process and here are but to name just a few...

Colour certainly holds a personal and endless fascination; whether this is fresh, vibrant colour, muted, calming, natural or synthetic.  Consciously or not; in each painting, my aim would be to strike a balance between the intuitive and emotional with the logical and the rational.  Finding this equilibrium, which I have discovered to be so elusive is possibly the hidden driving force behind further, subsequent paintings.

- Shapes, shadows, planes, rhythm and geometry. Opaque, translucent surfaces as well as surface quality. Simplicity against complexity. Divisions of space, overlaps. Attempting to create order out of chaos. Uncertainties and decisions. Possibilities....

My ideas and interests for paintings & drawings are taken from various sources - the human figure, in life drawing/painting or in portraiture as well as real or imaginary spaces and subjects.  Both are equally fascinating and just as challenging.  As wth all Artists, I would like to see my work progress and evolve over time;  this would be possible through the development of my own personal visual language to a degree whereby I am able to eloquently articulate and express my thoughts and feelings about a particular idea or subject through painting & drawing.