Concept

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.



Current

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

In conjunction with the V&A opening in Dundee, September 18, I continue to create a collection of work I call  ' Blossom in Japan ' a sense of sakura . . .

Using notes, sketches, objects, ideas and inspirations collected during springtime travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and the cherry blossom filled, Yoshida Mountains

I explore the attraction and impact of this short passing of time revered by residents of Japan -
 
through tradition, texture, colour and pattern.