Thoughts

When I am working elements sometimes naturally occur, this is what makes painting exciting, an idea sparks off another, surprises can happen, happy accidents. I am realising I see the landscape as areas containing modes of activity that I can work with, the physical energy of matter in the landscape. In my search for meaning I am looking for order and randomness. I like the idea of creating a presence and not representing something through pictorial conventions. I think a presence requires a total reading of an image.

I generally work vertically or flat on a table. I can see the advantages of working on the floor as this enables you to walk around the work, it feels like stepping into the landscape.

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