I am fascinated by the idea of process and construction. My starting point is to photograph construction/demolition sites, civil engineering projects and structures. My work is dominated by dynamic compositions and contrasts, bold use of paint, colour and varied techniques. I assemble my paintings using ordered processes utilizing the interplay between control and unpredictability. I include serial numbers to remind me that the finished whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Artists such as Gerhard Richter, playing with the way we see images, allowing the paint to be paint, have had a massive impact on my work. I admire the sheer physicality of artists like Yves Klein and Fabienne Verdier but sculptors like Eduardo Chillida and Richard Serra have the greatest physical and emotional effect on me.
My purpose built studio is small but perfectly formed. Designed to fit one of my largest paintings on the wall, I usually work on a table or on the floor. Set in the welsh countryside, It is an incredibly light space. With no wifi and no mobile signal it is an oasis of peace and quiet, although I admit I love to work to music, quite often singing and dancing at the same time as painting. I love the contradiction of what I paint to the surroundings in which they are painted