For as long as I can remember my interest in painting has been motivated by the act of making and a desire to make something new in response to something old. I am intrigued by the role of fiction in the everyday, and its significance to painting in terms of narrative, where the real and the fictional coexist both inside and outside the painting.

 

I am currently investigating themes associated with the internal and external, the private, the hidden and the concealed. The paintings are worked out in and through the process itself, where my response alternates between seeing the marked surface of registration and facilitating a particular subject matter through the acts of thinking, looking and doing. Through a slow gestation, I allow the work to develop a sense of self and autonomy, dealing with a space, object or activity in a way that becomes distanced from myself as painter.