Making Art is a practice that allows me to examine the ordinary and illuminate the familiar. Subjects are derived from life – domestic and coastal scenes where the past permeates the present and the commonplace collides with the enigmatic and inexplicable.
In addition to working on conventional stretched canvas and linen, I make “cut outs” – “assembled landscapes” that are shaped, light–weight wood panels, archivally sealed and surfaced with fabric prior to painting. These eccentric formats can be a single shape or many shapes, either wired together or arranged to actively engage the wall on which they are hung.
Finding that text and sound are potent collaborators, my studio practice has expanded in recent years to also include short films that incorporate poetry and music.