‘There are no real starting points for my work. I proceed in the hope that ideas will develop as I go along and if I am lucky the current work will contain the seed for the next, always being aware that paintings are incestuous things and need new blood introduced at regular intervals. The images are drawn from many sources, chiefly: mythology, archaeological remains and poetry. It seems to me that I have to work with the picture trying to find out where the boundaries of the ideas are so that questioning whether I could do it again or do it differently becomes irrelevant. I realised long ago, that as well as being out there in the physical world, art is an interpretation of life from within, a kind of story telling, so I have taken a great interest in other forms of creativity. I like to think that my pictures exist in the gaps left by other art forms, a way of making silence visible’.

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