It has now been almost two decades since a very conscious decision was made to abandon all constraints of literal reference material in the production of my paintings. The abandonment of a well worn and reassuring process of working from life is replaced with a profound freedom, not only in terms of direct expression but also of something much more intangible.I often wonder about a definitive description of the intricasies of the process, the myriad fleeting options that present like rapid dust mites buffeted across a strip of sunlight or the simple wonder of seeing something quite suddenly with astounding newness, as if seeing through my childrens’ eyes.

Recent work has seen a transition from a long held fascination with mythology, particularly Norse mythology, towards abstract landscape. Some work inspired by deeply ingrained memory and some inspired by places not yet visited. Some work inspired purely by a place and time, some inspired by a person. Some by both.The principle of no visible reference matter for the work remains unchanged. The process albeit an evolved version remains true to the methods gleaned over many years.

Texture, all in the form of pure Titanium white oil paint is the first paint applied and untouched until bone dry. Non negotiable, this part is never sanded or scraped, simply added to. Fine washes of paint layered over each other are the elemental parts of a labour intensive, intuitive process. Put simply, each mark should lead immediately to the next. A fascination with light and it’s boundless effects is the anchor stone to what is never less than a deeply absorbing process.

Exhibitions

Hoxton Arches – Art Hangar Event – 14th September 2016
Turner Barnes Gallery, AAF Hong Kong – 13th to 15th May 2016 Turner Barnes Gallery
AAF Singapore – 12th to 15th November 2015
Cobalt Gallery – AAF Battersea – 22nd to 25th October 2015
Gormleys Fine Art, 20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, Kensington – 14th to
17th May 2015
Gormleys Fine Art, Sping Exhibition, Dublin – Spring 2015
Hop Gallery, Lewes – 23rd March – 5th April 2015
Turner Barnes Gallery, Chelmsford/Shenfield – January
Saffron Gallery, Battle – December 2014 – Christmas Show
Conrad Hotel, Westminster, Art Hangar Launch event – December 2014
Cameron Gallery, Hove – December 2014 – Christmas Show
Cobalt Gallery – AAF Battersea Autumn 2014
Saffron Gallery, Battle – December 2013
Cobalt Gallery – AAF Battersea Autumn 2013
Cobalt Gallery – Stand 18 – AAF Battersea Autumn 2012
The Gallery In Cork Street, Tactus Sculpture Paint, London May 2012
Ogilvy and Mather, London
Room for Art, Cobham
Associated Newspapers, Kensington
Naked Eye Gallery, Hove
Blakes, Camberwell
Hempel Hotel, Kensington
Blakes, Camden
White Gallery, Hove
Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
Burger Haus in Großenkel, Munich
Lewes Gallery, Lewes