The Old Stables, Groveside, West Kirby CH48 0QS
I’m exploring a number of themes in different mediums, from photography to paint. The themes have various sources, but are currently being informed by the media, imagery, abstraction, cropping, anecdotes, the world seen through my children’s eyes and also from my past and combing over previous interests for their relevance to me now.
Beginning as landscape painter I moved towards abstraction in my work, as it was a territory that had an inherent ambiguity for me that I found both fascinating and truthful. It had a solid history yet it felt and it felt and still feels new for me and is somewhere I want to continue to explore.
Yet, throughout the time I solely concentrated on abstraction as a painter I would look ‘over the fence’ and wanted to engage with was a world of imagery that lay outside of this. I particularly admired Gerhard Richter who seemed to slip easily between figuration and abstraction, between photography and paint. To this end I’ve begun to experiment with these seemingly opposite ends of the spectrum in the hope I can draw out the essential aspects that I’m interested, which may or may not include… the concept, the image, knowledge, (some) humour, irony (I’m a bit bored by it but can’t help it)…I’ll get back to you with this list