My creative process is about manipulating information and impulses that present themselves to me, into some kind of order through which a narrative can be suggested. I have an intuitive approach to painting, relying on my ability to react to whatever marks, gestures or brush strokes I make previously. I paint, then react to what is in front of me, attempting to resolve the visual situation I have placed myself in.
Working in this way, often on several artworks simultaneously and operating with varying degrees of confidence and clumsiness, I attempt to discover what the painting is trying to say to me. Presence and energy are important aspects in this process – converting something inert into something that can be responded to emotionally.
My intention is for the completed paintings to influence the viewer in the same way the artworks influenced me; so that the viewer becomes more aware of their own individuality, appreciating their own uniqueness.