Artist’s statement

Primarily an abstract painter, with a strong focus on colour, I work mostly in oil.

In terms of categorisation, my work sits across the traditions of abstract expressionism, colourfield and lyrical abstraction. Relationships of colour, space and mark combine to produce works that I hope resonate visually and emotionally.

I draw on my experience of light and environment, as well as music, memory and personal emotional experiences. I choose titles that I hope will help bring these associations to viewers, but in an indirect, open way that allows space for the viewer’s own perspective and personal history.

My approach to colour and composition is analogous to making music, with rhythm, movement and layering combining to produce an overall effect that holds the viewer’s attention and triggers cognitive and emotional associations.

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