Juxtaposed with atmospheric effect, my “Sea” paintings represent striking geological rock formations on the English and Norwegian coasts, from the deep dark shales of Black Nab in Yorkshire to the brilliant white chalk of the Pom Pom on the Isle of Portland. Solidity and form is framed by colour and light.
A fascination with light and shadow, reflection and refraction, pattern and water movement drives the minimalist abstraction in my paintings of real landscape. I take the contemporary search for the sublime to the extreme of simplicity. Countering an information-saturated culture where little is unknown or unexplored, the paintings create an impression of something familiar yet out of reach and indescribable. The image overwhelms with pure sensation.