Artist Statement

The painting is not figurative nor is it abstract; it lies between the two states. It is often caught in the memory.

It is not what we experience but how we respond to what we experience that informs us and the work. Thus, by avoiding a literal meaning in the painting but seeking to achieve a sense of presence as well as an understanding of oneself at the same time.

There is a feeling of the paintings being on the edge of recognition, not quite there or pinned down.

Light, its effects and qualities of transience, fragility and hope intrigues me and that quality I strive to achieve in my painting, whilst not actually depicting it but somehow it is implicit within the work and emanating from it.

The aim is to slow down the viewer, to a more reflective state, towards stillness.