My work progresses in successive groups... sequences... a 'concatenation', if you like.
The series may be seen as an odyssey or a kind of cyclical reaction, all connected but modified by time and place. Old subjects may then be re-imagined and re-stated with a different or modified attack.
Each stage in the development of the work has it's own questions to ask or points to make; the paintings are worked in phases and progress level by level, often deconstructed or scraped back to reveal areas of underpainting as elements of reference and/or contrast to create an ultimate revelation in the finished piece.
I involve the abstract with familiar imagery and relationships; there is an invitation to open the gates and quietly suggest the spectator begin a new journey or perhaps continue their own journey from a new and refreshed position.
I see my work as a vital symbolic language. I hope to reach people, to have someone say ‘Yes, I've felt that; I recognize that.’ We share common experiences of the human condition and I hope to trigger these, sometimes shadowy, recollections with my work.