For me, painting is a visceral & physical process. I work intuitively and quickly often on several pieces simultaneously.
Images evolve, dissolve and cross fertilise as I work. Collaged elements have developed more recently.
My painting process is archaeological. I excavate primordial forms and shapes relating to the human body both on a physical and subconscious level.
The structures underlying my work are: human anatomy, natural forms and detritus suggestive of anatomical features.
The anatomical elements are constantly re-worked and become absorbed into the final image. For a painting to be complete, it must have developed its own meaning, be as powerful as I can make it and — most importantly — alive.