My art is fixed firmly in the visual world and paint is the medium I have chosen to express myself. Taking Paul Cezanne’s dictum that “art is a return to nature, but not to be taken at face value” – art , artifice, artful – the word implies a contrivance and selection. The four sides of a painting, not found in nature, impose all the conventions that have been adopted by artists over time – the two dimensional decorative abstract and colour possibilities.
Changing light, of beguiling subtlety, falling on objects provides endless and inexhaustible motifs. In the end a painting is paint, not reality. I like paint and I want the end product to look something like the subject and something like paint. That’s the hook – an art for art’s sake aesthetic.