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.

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

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

Currently working towards -

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

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

travels in Tokyo and Kyoto on a recent overwhelming trip among the beautiful 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,

partly created on handmade paper purchased in Japan ( and one sheet handmade by myself!),

will explore the elusive sakora experience and it's stonghold over man through tradition,

colour, and pattern.