My painting history spans three decades, from abstract and process painting, to the use of every day objects and environment as a starting point.
The work involves repetition of subjects and forms emerging from a colour field in an emblematic square format. The everyday subject matter is elevated by the medium of seductive oil paint as the subject matter fills the frame.
From the first painting in 1983 entitled "Lemons" a distinctive subject-object dilemma has been consistent in the work. Discrete and reticent forms bring abstract qualities to material and natural phenomena. The images are simple and restrained. The four lemons are in a process of becoming, an emergence of image from ground. Subjects are repeated, reformed, renewed.
The current exhibition employs traditional painting practices such as underpainting, layering and glazing . A simple form of monoprinting gives large linocuts an abstract quality.