In the solitude of a garden, you can lose
or find your soul.
My paintings are built up in layers and transparent glazes are
applied to allow light to radiate from within the painting. The
process of scraping and wiping down the paint surface, repainting and
the subsequent scarring of the canvas becomes a metaphor for life. I
feel that my future work is on the verge of becoming neither
figurative nor abstract. I am becoming more concerned with the texture
of the oil paint on the canvas, I don’t play with lots of different
media. I am primarily an oil painter but I do play with colour and
glazes. I like to build up a heavy texture, which create a focus of
interest and at the same time on the canvas have thin glazes which
creates a total emptiness. I sometimes tend to overwork my paintings,
the idea that an artist can just do it is a total myth.