Drawing and painting are of equal significance in my practice. I find the physical point of fusion or flow in the action of painting and drawing particularly exciting.
My approach is intuitive, having developed out of an extended period of experimentation. I find drawing expresses an idea or form quickly, efficiently and openly; it is an exploration using line and other marks. In contrast, building up layers of paint to make a painting takes longer to resolve. As my process has developed, I find myself in conversation with swathes of colour (shape) and line (drawing). It is when a conversation stops that I cease working on a piece.
Since my work hovers between the abstract and figurative, an added gesture can take it to a different place. There is often a kind of primordial narrative, even though I don’t know how it will eventually manifest.
Most recently, I have been making small sculptures from recycled materials. These are developing into a body of sentinels and towers, painted or using discarded canvases to form a new narrative.