Colour, structure and shape both inform and are concerns within my work. The forms that I work with are derived from photographic imagery of the city that is then re-thought through a process of cutting, collaging and painting, stripping the image back to an abstract and pure form. Elements of these collages then act as a guideline for painting.
I am engaged with the process of painting, using colour and structural relationships to explore harmonies and chromatic differences. The physical nature of painting allows me to explore mark making that can evoke both visceral and representational experience. Colours are used in a response to my environment, the city. However colours are also intuitively reactive to what has proceeded, so that the paintings are an ongoing process of adding and removing, forming and re-forming.