Selected Recent Paintings
I make work about landscapes and elements or objects that exist within it. I’m currently considering the informal approach to abstraction and the activity of making as mutable processes in relation to environmental space.
With these works I’ve taken natural elements like water and soil and the murky undercurrents and spontaneous shapes that exist within it as points of departure. The interplay between intervention and accident is shown through a process where the canvas is stained and paint is dripped, poured and splattered; the canvas folded to create reflected Rorschach-like swells, large areas subject to colourful washes and painterly gestures.
The unexpected shapes and textures resulting from this way of working create a seemingly chaotic painted surface held in place by the limitations of the canvas plane. They are anomalous landscapes, fractured threshold spaces flowing and filled with energy.