The tonal arrangement of the work is a primary concern; this makes abstract forms within the figurative painting. Similarities in the structure of shapes can sometimes create duality and ambiguous meaning.
Portraiture from life is a relatively small but important part of my output.
Ongoing themes are 'journeys', 'interiors', 'cloth & clothes', 'social situations;.
Everything I produce is informed by direct observation using sketchbooks but adapted by memory and imagination.
I paint in oils on canvas, gouache on paper, encaustic on gesso ground and produce small editions of wood cuts.