I began producing art 25 years ago when a friend suggested that I try out painting. What interested me most, and caused me to pursue painting for the rest of my life, was the satisfaction I took in the physical process of creating a work of art. Working with the materiality of paint has now become a crucial language through which I make sense of the world. Such physical engagement is important to me as greater portions of everyday life are digitised into immateriality and images increasingly replace the real.
I have continued to work with abstraction and materiality, having been influenced by Mark Rothko, Sean Scully, and Howard Hodgkin. My current work examines the process of accretion. Layering and scraping away paint on the canvas is an analogue of the long-term processes of the city. This focus on urban change and transient experience often mean that the end result is less important than the transitions and changes the canvas experiences over time.