I begin my paintings by making random lines and colors on the canvas, without any preconceived idea at all of what the finished work is going to look like.
To begin with I paint, without looking at what I am doing. The lines and colors then suggest things to me that I would never have come up with by conscious painting to start with. This is the point where I get the feeling of the painting and know for myself what it is going to be.
My paintings inhabit and can suggest different things to different people. I regard them as inspiration for the imagination.
The things I choose to develop, the lines I draw, the colors I use all these things are inevitably a product of my own feelings, memories, experiences and mood.
The names of the paintings are intended to hint at an element of what the painting suggests to me.
I am as a painter autodidact.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.