Artist’s Statement

The heart of my practice is non-objective painting – work that is not intended to represent anything in the real world.  Instead, my paintings are about colours and shapes and how these combine to create a composition that is visually intriguing.  The paintings start from a limited palette or simple gesture, and evolve without a plan.
I want to give each viewer an individual, personal experience when they look at my work.  For this reason I don’t put titles on my paintings and I sign them on the reverse so that they can be hung in any orientation.
My figurative work – portraits and nudes – is the product of a weekly group studio session with some very dear colleagues.  We have been working together from the model for many years and enjoy occasional group exhibitions.  I like to experiment with my figurative work and seek to be expressive rather than realistic.