Plein-air painting at Port Campbell, VIC.

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.