My work is always conceptual. The finished work is just part of the creative idea. For me it is what the work represents, the creative thinking behind the image, which is of the greatest interest. I love playing with ideas and attempting to enter the mind of the viewer to share and compare experience and perception. Inspiration comes from an eclectic range of sources such as old and new philosophical ideas, popular culture, science, dance, poetry, mythology and ancient sources. A large dose of humour is usually part of the mix.I'minterestedinpaint,notasamaterialtocreateanillusion,butratherasasubstancetobe experimentedwithandcelebrated.Iliketoexplorethewaypaintmovesandperformsonthecanvas withvarioustexturalelements.Thisproducesavarietyoffascinatingsculpturalandtexturalqualities. OftenIincludematerialssuchassand,gravel,pumice,andpiecesofcanvasandhessian.Thisbuilds uptogiveabeautifulandfascinatingsurfacethathasasculpturalqualityandencouragestouchand sensationaswellasvisualawareness.AdditionsarecollectedfromplacesIhavevisitedaroundthe world.ThephysicalactofapplyingpaintIseeasanexhilaratingformofritual,adanceanda demonstrationofamomentofperceptionintime.Iliketheworktohaveastrongvisualimpactandto be interesting close up as well as from a distance.For me Art is a fascinating journey that provokes the continuous irresistible discussion of: "What is Art?"