There are themes in my work that are recurring and that are, as with most artists, derived from on going
interests and experiences. I have always been drawn to paintings that display a fascination for the kind
of lighting that is a forerunner of film lighting today, in which subjects emerge from dark, evocative backgrounds.
I have also been influenced by the art and culture of South East Asia having lived in Singapore for a period.
Working in production design in television and theatre involves the creation of worlds which the
actors inhabit and which are defined by lighting and by precise framing. It is my past work in this
area that also plays a significant role in the creation of my painted world whether it involves people or places.
In addition to a fascination with light I am interested in structures, both built and organic and in an implied
narrative which is in itself open to interpretation by the viewer.
What ultimately interests me whatever the subject is the ability of paint and pencil to create an alternative drama
to film – media that allow a slow reveal rather than a rapidly unfolding storyline.