My paintings tend to take me by surprise. When they are going well, everything is satisfying and harmonious, the colours and forms seem to pick themselves. At other times it’s a battlefield.
Attracted to myths and tales, I start a painting with only a loose idea of the finished work; a picture may take months (sometimes a couple of years) before it's complete. Living in many foreign places as a child, other cultures and ideas have strongly impressed me. I use painting to explore areas which I can't express verbally, and which often involve using metaphors for ideas/feelings which don't seem to be readily recognised within current society.
Painting in acrylics allows inclusion of other materials, such as sand, earth, ground marble, hair, wool,...