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The paintings presented here move between the outer world of the landscape and the inner harmonies of the unseen realm. They follow a sequence which graduates through colours reminiscent of the daily cycle of light. The colour moods are inspired by Indian miniatures which bathe the scene in a drone of hue according to the time of day. In the sunshine paintings, the paper is scrunched up and then soaked in water, so that the thickly applied paint marks of the sun-rays dissolve and pour out over the composition, reflecting the chance textures of nature.

The abstract paintings start with an inner vision, often glimpsed within the imagination in an instant. The composition then unfolds further through the foreseen qualities of the medium. Movement is captured within mark making gestures or thick oil paint swept across the stillness of the canvas. Layers of colour are allowed to resonate with their own essential qualities, whilst simultaneously obscuring outer form so that we can see with our inner eye. A glimmer of infinitely repeating detail emerges at the interlocking edges of the colour fields and speaks of the patterns which lie hidden behind the countless veils of light.