Acrylic on Wooden Panel 2023
My work references the natural world, but the link to the subject slowly becomes stretched and obscured. Taking something that is not there, the negative space between things, and making that the subject of the paintings.
I am a Lancashire born/London based contemporary painter. My consistent focus for several years has been to explore the breadth of the spectrum between representation and abstraction. Each series of work starts with a subject but progresses towards abstraction as I explore the subject and render it in two dimensions, examining line and shape, negative space, and the effects of light. I start with the suggestion of something recognizable to a viewer and then I carefully try to reposition that perception by drawing the viewer in to see the beauty of paint or ink on a surface.