A starting point for a painting is often an experience of place. The work and its meaning evolves in the studio through the action of distillation and translation. Process and chance are a fundamental part of the process as well as utilising the often slow, indirect and multi-layered nature of memory. The work is trying to re...member something, perhaps through the freezing of time, to reveal something new about a subject as well as attempting to capture its essence or illusory nature.

"I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past"...Virginia Woolf

"To paint not the thing but the effect it produces"...Mallarme

Work on display at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. June 13-20 August

Gallery

  • Japan

    Folded memory 3

    Japan

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  • Ballinglen

    No 11

    Ballinglen

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  • Pere Lachaise

    Pere Lachaise 2

    Pere Lachaise

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  • Iceland / Reykjayvik

    There is a Crack in Everything

    Iceland / Reykjayvik

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  • Fal (wall)

    Fal (wall)

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  • Northumbria

    The Light of Long Ago

    Northumbria

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  • Krakow

    Not Erased Written Over

    Krakow

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  • Edgelands

    The Architecture of Memory

    Edgelands

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  • The Hill

    The Hem of the Sky Begins to Whiten

    The Hill

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  • Summer Walking

    The Day Fell into Summer

    Summer Walking

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  • Morning Walking

    Morning Walking Spring 1

    Morning Walking

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