My practice has revolved around abstract and process painting. I set up contrasts in the paintings between the colours, the paint, the surface and the application method. I explore elements to do with control and restraint in the painting process. My current work aims to expand these concepts in a more three dimensional way where the paint and the surface are amplified and become physical expanses, planes and fields important in their own right and not simply an optical illusion. Scale and large scale canvases are a natural fit for creating a freedom within the painting allowing the experience of being immersed in them.
Ideas of control and tensioning are persistent throughout my work, limits and working with the painting as it evolves and the natural dialogue as the painting comes together. In more recent geometric canvases, there are ‘tensioning’ shapes and devices that link areas and layering that creates flow.