Gallery. An explanation of my working ethos.
My paintings are willfully inconsistent in style. The fact that they look like the work of different artists is indicative of what I am trying to achieve. Over time my working ethos has moved towards an acceptance that the act of using paint on a flat surface to interpret what I see and feel requires the invention of a unique 'pictorial structure' for each subject. Something I strive for but rarely achieve. The process of bringing such structures into being deepens my understanding and, at its best, reveals a little more of the subject's essence. I rely on my intuition to dictate the degree of distortion, which means being prepared to explore the entire range of possible solutions from the figurative end of the spectrum to the entirely abstract.