‘As a painter I am interested in the traditional oil painting and drawing techniques and skills required to create and fully articulate my vision… but beyond this I aim to challenge and question concepts and assumptions within a metaphysical and symbolic idiom…. and by incorporating these traditional methods in my work they offer me a sympathetic methodical process to underpin my painting practice’.
My paintings evolve over time, slowly, in the form of layers of meanings each building upon the previous layer, towards an ultimate image and composition. The use of an original drawing or cartoon may be the start of the journey, but change is integral to the process.
Over 2017 I have explored notions of Identity, our ‘being’ or ‘self’ – within the context of contemporary life, relationships, friendships and daily existence. By focusing on different perspectives of human activity for example a rose suspended… in anticipation of a dance, or the simplicity of a pair of tango shoes…languishing in their box, these paintings invite the viewer to seek answers for themselves.