The work has a broad association with landscape and is resonant of marks made by cultivation, ancient and modern. I work building up multiple layers with palette knife and then sanding, scoring and erasing to reveal or obscure something of the previous. Although I can never predict the steps or the final stage I am always aware of how important accident or the element of chance are, deflecting the plan and taking the painting off in a different direction.
I consider myself more a drawer than a painter. My training and background is in design and this has had a significant effect on my understanding of form, proportion and mark making and has been instrumental in the development of a graphic approach to the work.