I make figurative and semi-abstract oil paintings based on natural and man-made objects and spaces, playing on the effects of time and the elements.
The experimental and accidental are important factors in my work. I continue to be fascinated by the physicality of paint and its relationship with the image. Ordinary, everyday subjects and spaces are exploited for their abstract qualities, and chairs, and more recently trees, have provided me with a rich, ongoing source of inspiration. The continued use of a single theme allows me to explore and develop painting techniques.
Living in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, I also spend time in the Languedoc region in the south of France, which inspires much of my landscape-based work.