How a painting is made and comes together through my technique matters to me. My practice continues to evolve, but one thing i come back to continually is simply looking. Early in my practice I was impatient and rushed. Now I'm content to take the time to look, allow previous layers time to dry and formulate a plan for the next session - be it to emphasise space, the push or pull of the canvas, colour or graphic elements.
My goal is to produce work that has meaning for me, that demonstrates a complexity of practice and thinking and hopefully produce a pleasing image out of the periods of alternating chaos and contemplation between active sessions. A goal that's quite elusive.
My inspiration comes from a love of the Abstract Expressionists - De Kooning, Rothko, Kline, Motherwell, Pollock, Krasner and Hoffman to name a few of my favourites - but I'm also inspired by more contemporary artists like Kiefer, Richter, Kentridge, Rutenberg and Bargoni.
Here's a selection of works that demonstrate my developing abstract vocabulary.