My painting continues in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, utilizing primary and secondary colours and the arrangement of abstract forms to create a visible tension. Using decorating brushes and palette knives, I apply either oil or acrylic to build up layers of paint, creating different planes across the field of the canvas.
I like to pull apart the components of visual form and reduce them to bare gestures: lines, arcs, circles and polygons become my abstract building blocks and I experiment with glazes and beeswax to introduce an element of texture. The seemingly deep layers of coloured shapes produce a push-pull tension and linear patterning contrasts with cell-like containers. The surface of the canvas becomes a transcript of my movements and feelings and the painting captures the creative moment in all its energy.