I am an abstract painter in that I reshape what I see, what I am inspired by, which is primarily landscape.
I cut up and rearrange drawings / mixed media work - whether derived from memories of places or abstracted from a photograph or sketch on the spot. The images are then made into paintings, sometimes reproduced exactly, sometimes used as a starting point. The emphasis is on the materials, the textures of paint and interactions of colour, form and edge. I see each work as a crafted object, with parallels to different qualities of textiles in the use of paint.