about the work
I use geometry and pattern as a means of animating the canvas: an armature on which to build colours. Linear systems are used only as a basis – the effect of colour is by far the most important factor. The geometry is simple, and the hope is that some sort of poetic meaning will float free of this framework.
I rarely plan a painting in advance – it is in the act of painting that I develop a pictorial idea, which may start with something as simple as a square of colour; it is only by making and doing (and un-doing) that I can find my way to something approaching a satisfactory result.