“My work as a painter is inspired by the world around me and the emotion it elicits.
“Working with imagery drawn from the figure and the landscape, the work has evolved from semi-representational to abstraction.
“An earlier series in charcoal and oil from the 80’s captured images of the inner-city, where I once worked with marginalized individuals. The figure work screamed with their desperation and the cityscapes told a story of abject poverty.
“The abstract work began in the late 80’s; thickly applied paint, bold brush and knifework, and archetypal images dominated the large canvases.
“The current work is abstract and finds its way to completion after a struggle with the surface. The imagery is calmer. Painting, repainting, scraping and scribbling inform the canvas as I work much like an archeologist until the final piece presents itself. Some paintings present themselves right away, others may take a year to resolve.”