I’ve never been interested in the larger picture – it has always been about getting up close. My images and landscapes are found in the patina of oxidised metals, weathered wood and paint and on sea-washed textures.
I look to mirror images that have similarly existed in the world of abstract expressionist art. However, my images are as natural and organic as the elements that have created them.
I take my inspiration from emotive artists such as Howard Hodgkin or Gerhard Richter – where it’s about creating feeling and sentiment rather than literal representation.
‘I had a dream, in which I was a strange dealer, a dealer in looks or appearances. I collected and distributed them, and in the dream, I had just discovered a secret. I discovered it on my own, no help. The secret was to get inside whatever I was looking at – get inside it.’ John Berger.