my work is abstract, it derives from sources from the natural world. Whether
inspired by the elements of light, water or wind, or more concrete forms
such as fruit, the body, landscape or the sun and moon, these images are
transformed through intuition and pictorial means into a new reality which
communicates moods, rhythms and feelings.
There are no deliberate symbols in my work
although one is at liberty to interpret forms and shapes in this way if
one so wishes. Each work is a series of relationships of colours, shapes,
lines and marks which lead the eye around and across the surface of the
In order to avoid illusion, much of my work
has emphasized the flatness of the picture surface and a shallow space
although I have never been interested in developing my paintings into reliefs
or objects. The use of thick paint and simple planar shapes have also contributed
to this intention.
However, I have become dissatisfied
with such formal limitations and I have sought to create a deeper sense of space
through the use of colour,
overlapping shapes and modelling. Still,
I try to keep my pictorial language as simple and pure as possible and
think of it as analogous to music. My aim is to challenge and satisfy the
eye as well as the mind.