A painting evolves from inner ideas or external factors.

As an artist I take elements ( fragments ) 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.

In addition to emphasising surface texture, recent works include the addition of collected scraps on the painting surface.

Works are displayed flat, folded, as collective or single fragments.

Currently working towards

Perthshire Open Studio Event 2nd - 10th September

In parallel to Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma designing the V&A for Dundee, following

travels in Tokyo, Kyoto and a recent overwhelming trip among the sakura, I continue to

explore Japan.

Painting with watercolour, manipulating paint to create exciting textures and developing

the addition of Japanese paper to the painting surface, this new body of work,

part created on handmade paper purchased in Japan, explores traditional

patterns, Temples, Teahouses and my experience of Cherry Blossom Season.