The subject matter of my paintings truly is the language of paint, but, composition, gesture, structure and the relationship of 'painter and painting' also comes into the picture. While maintaining a sense of immediacy, the building of a painting is a challenging task.
There are many versions of the piece that I arrive at layered under the resting surface.The journey of a shape, colour or brush mark seems to be an endless one, moving around the surface until finding a place to finally rest. When it does, I feel a sense of being released from the painting and know that is the moment when I cannot give anything more and move on to the next piece.
In this way, I work with the idea that each painting is a continuum from one to the next and is not ever really finished but content in the moment. Painting as a language has a strong force and I continuously look to the voice of Abstract Expressionism. It's where I find the greatest sense of freedom in mark making. I hope that in my painterly explorations I am not simply recycling, but creating work with its own vocabulary.