contemporary figurative painting
Situated in the place on the edge of town where buildings and landscape start to merge, these paintings reflect my interest in structure and light. Windows can form a visual rhythm of their own, or imply a hidden drama within.
The latest drawings in this ongoing series use line, shadow and a limited palette to create architectural spaces that are once again highly structured. Figures add both a sense of scale and an implied narrative.
This series is added to intermittently. I have always been interested in the painted portrait particularly where the sitter engages in eye contact with the viewer.
This series looks at the absolute focus that a child has when playing. I wanted to avoid the sentimental and use filmic lighting and framing to convey this total engagement.
This series comprises earlier paintings. Some deal with how historical buildings have been altered to deal with the demands of technology while others look at urban structures inserted into the landscape.
This is early work showing examples of theatre and installation pieces that seem to link to current paintings.