Moving to a new studio with a reliance on artificial light has provided me with a new challenge of how I connect with the landscape and the natural world. This is a subject that has been integral to my practice and one I think that still underlies all the new work, made over the last year.
I have had to rely on recollection, memory and imagination to explore ways to make a painting. Colour has become crucial, along with the gesture of the brush. It is about my own commentary on shifting time lines, immediacy and a re-engagement of subject matter. Multi formatted works form narratives and structural rhythms that disrupt the framework of the paintings. Tensions are formed that contradict the overall composition of the canvas. I am interested in giving a new presence to lost or past rejected paintings that go on to inform a new dialogue with the present ones.