|My affection for, and attachment to, London's inner city informs even the most rural or exotic images I paint. My history began elsewhere but, had I not been immersed in London's constant and beautiful contradictions, I would see very differently and my paintings would tell other stories.For me, painting is, in part, a narrative; a commentary on the textures, contrasts and colours which shape our lives, a drama engaging surface and image. Because of this, from my 'worm's eye' viewpoint, my paintings of this busy and overcrowded city rarely feature more than a hint of the many passers-by.|
My approach to landscape fuses representatiom and abstraction in celebration of the surprising intensity of colour to be found in London's private, public and accidental flora.
Whether I'm painting the skyscapes I see from my fifteenth floor studio or recovered sights from places visited, it's the desire to communicate all the physical, emotional and intellectual pleasure of the act of painting which drives me.
I have participated in eighteen group shows, have had ten solo shows and undertaken many commissions.