A painting evolves from inner ideas or external factors.

As an artist I take elements from the environment and express them as one.

Using this concept, in conjunction with symbolism, I assemble painted fragments.

I create an arrangement that displays the whole.

In some arrangements painted fragments may be placed at intervals.

Each fragment is unique but connected.

The breaks in continuity depict space and/or time.

I create an arrangement that displays the whole.

Recent work explores the addition of collected scraps on the painting surface.

Currently working towards -

Solo Exhibition ' Blossom in Japan ' 2nd - 15th June

In parallel to Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma designing the V&A for Dundee I explore my connection with Japan.

As the V&A prepares to open I am especially delighted to present ' Blossom in Japan '

Following springtime travel in Japan, inspired by visits to Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and the

overwhelming cherry blossom filled, Yoshida Mountains

I explore ' a sense of sakura . . . '

 - the attraction, impact and strong hold it has over residents of Japan  -

through tradition, texture, colour and pattern.