The acrylic abstracts are inspired by landscapes, both observed, remembered or imagined and sometimes
relate back to my earlier work in sculpture and painting. They are made by dragging and dripping
the paint, as well as using the brush. These images contain overlaid glazed areas where planes,
levels, horizons and depths are combined. The colour is often mixed with gloss medium to give a
high degree of translucency, creating intense colour areas.
I believe in the art of painting and drawing as a vehicle for a poetic and evocative expression
of the world. I want to create an art of richness, spontaneity, sensuality, and style. My work
is concerned with the two great themes of art, the human body and the landscape. It draws on
many influences, from nature to photography, music and dance. For me with their diversity, the
abstract and figurative traditions still resonate and seek new paths in the 21st century.
Kandinsky: "The psychological power of colour...calls forth a vibration from the soul."
Mark Rothko: "Art is an adventure into an unknown world."