The challenge of abstract painting is to create meaningful images that people can communicate with, connect with and find a story in. The aim is to reconfigure the abstract elements in a credible way so that they become believable.
Through my creative process I seek to find something new, to reveal hidden emotions and give them tangible form with color. While painting, there is no separation between intellect, emotion and act. Through gestural arcs of colour and spontaneity I manipulate the canvas’ surface, building a harmonic stratum of vivid colour, line and texture.
I consistently challenge myself to produce exciting developments in composition, methodology and technique. Through passion, deep conviction, and directness and openness in communication, I aim to captivate the viewer long after the exhibition is over.
I am inspired by the quiet compositions of Mark Rothco, the chaotic layered lines of Jackson Pollock, and the luminous atmospheres of Clyfford Still. More recently, I have felt an affinity to Joseph Marioni’s monochromatics, Joe Barnes’ sensitive colour fields and Natvar Bhavsar’s pure pigment paintings.