My paintings are not designed to be representational. I start with an idea or concept which I then explore through the layering of paint, intuitive mark making and collage. My process is a constant balancing act between control, instinct, reacting to the accidental and deliberately adding elements to provide contrast and interest.
The end result is a work which is rich with history, colour, and pattern all of which combine to capture the essence of the initial idea. Each piece is intentionally left open to interpretation which means that it is only complete when the viewer applies their own experiences and narratives to it.
I am exhibiting in the main area of The Hop Inn over the whole of September and will be available on both Saturdays from opening (12pm) till 5pm.