Welcome to my website and welcome to 2023.

I am continuing with my interest in harvesting figures from my local newspapers and international news sources. The paintings begin with a photograph and then leapfrog into a new state with some encouragement from me. The time I spend with these works is about actively engaging with every mark I make, choosing what you leave, what to destroy, which areas to enhance and then at some unknown point I find what I am looking for. It knows me and I know it. That's when I stop.

I really enjoy this quote by the charismatic American art critic Jerry Saltz:
"Your work hides from you until you find it. The beauty is that it loves being found as much as you love finding it.
You have touched the tail of the dragon."




Work on show