About the work

There are no sitters or views behind the PORTRAITS, FIGURES and 'FOUND' LANDSCAPES in my most recent series of paintings; instead, they combine the work of old masters, children in art lessons and drawings I did at art school. This attempt to revive and reinvent familiar genres in a contemporary context is a departure from my previous work, in which text and image give clues to a life spent listening, looking and thinking.

My painting process begins with images printed or drawn on an acetate sheet. I project these using an OHP and paint directly onto canvas using acrylics and emulsions for their fast-drying properties.

A parallel series of constructions mixes similar sources in freer and more flexible arrangements.