The absolute joy of colour and texture creating space on a flat surface is key to my painting. practice. Subject matter reveals itself over time; hopefully as a surprise. It seems necessary to think of painting as a kind of conversation, and sometimes the other person, the canvas, has something to reveal that maybe I hadn’t expected. The important thing is to play, to allow. Its a game in many ways, in which I challenge myself to create an image that is free from past baggage. I must always move forward towards the gap between subjectivity and objectivity to find a moment of clarity.