Living in my studio

It can be so funny when you realise that you’ve been chasing after ideas of what you aspire to like a dog after a clockwork hare…and what you really wanted was right under your nose all the time, you just weren’t seeing it clearly or, to quote my father, “you can’t see for looking”…

Where I am now

Being an artist is like being born many many times over…which helps explain the profound excitement, combined with anxiety, that I experience whenever I look into a blank new canvas, pausing to breathe in whatever potential I feel is asking to be realised here. “Do I even know how to do this?” I still find myself wondering for just a split moment, before diving in…

Reflection upon life

When I brought the canvas back out into the light and started to play with it again, it was under the influence of a far less rigid stance (newly arisen out of many month’s personal evolution) allowing that each “side” could now cross over onto the other side and mix with it…in fact the composition depended on this merger in order to go any further forwards…

Realising pure potential

The plunging depths of those seemingly bottomless portals at the core of these blooms, combined with the pristine white layers that unfold from them, remind me of the endlessly flowering source of pure potential that lies at the core of every living being, unfolding and unfolding without beginning or end…aways delivering more to us as long as we are prepared to take hold of that potential and run with it towards, well, whatever we choose since our choices are infinite…

Painting other dimensions

Its been two years since I tripped upon the work of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944, Stockholm) but, when I did, I remember feeling startled because her before-its-time abstraction leapt out and spoke to me to me in a way no abstract paintings ever had before; I was transfixed…

Freedom to speak: what art has to say

There is such a strong sense of the task of painting not being quite “done” until it has found its rightful custodian; which will take exactly as long as it does (there can be no pushing it along) and there is often as much communication to be delivered by the layers of information that include “when” and “to whom” as by the actual process of painting it in the first place…