We can take comfort from the everyday objects and spaces that surround us. They are the natural secretions of our daily lives, the tell-tale signs of our thoughts, fears, beliefs, desires and needs. They present an array of sensual associations that soak into our sub consciousness to pose questions, evoke our imaginations and prod at our senses as we draw from our reservoir of experiences to find meaning.
A painting heightens the poetry of objects and spaces through the struggle to captivate the elusiveness of beauty in all its expressions. But objects and spaces are not always my reason for painting. Sometimes they are my point of departure. I believe in the abstract power of paint - and visual concepts involving lost and found edges, colour and value relationships, light, and the simplicity of shapes are often my core motivation.
As a painter I crave abstract qualities of mark-making and desire an expressive and spontaneous translation of my own perceptual experience. It is an intimate and protective process that is visual, physical and emotional.