These abstract paintings are something of a departure for me. Throughout my career to date I have always described myself as a photographic artist, but for a long time now I have found myself being drawn more and more strongly towards abstraction.
And then recently I spent some time renovating one of the rooms in our very old house. As we removed old kitchen cabinets from the walls I was able to see hundreds of years of paint and plaster. And the beauty of these layers of history was extraordinary. I photographed them and used the pictures as layers of texture in some of my photographic work, but I kept coming back to the feeling that these abstactions deserved more than just playing a supporting role in other imagery and should in fact themselves be playing the starring role.
And so my experiments with oil and cold wax medium began.