“ A painting is not thought out and settled in advance. While it is being done it changes as one’s thoughts change.
And when it is finished, it goes on changing according to the state of mind of whoever is looking at it.”
– Pablo Picasso.
This statement is about my paintings, not what my paintings are about.
They are purely abstract in concept and have no intentional moral, ideological or political meaning.
Inevitably all art reflects the time in which it is conceived. The artist’s anxieties, aspirations, hopes and fears are embedded within the work.
For the greater part of my life I have worked in oils but recently the need to include more physical texture in my paintings has led me to use mostly acrylics. I work on paper, card and canvas and use sketch books to try out ideas. I also make drawings and studies out in the landscape. Currently my work is concerned mainly with tonal and textural contrasts. Layers and divisions are also of interest to me and form an essential part of the compositions.