About

If you’ve got this far, I guess you react positively to abstract art.

Liking this kind of work is a very personal thing and in some ways there’s not a lot more to be said. Just enjoy the complexity in these simple paintings.

My personal belief is that looking at abstract art is a primal experience. Colour, form, texture, these are what appear to us first. We experience them long before we learn about objects in space. So when I start a painting I’m not trying to reproduce nature, but tap into something much more elemental. I try to let the paint speak. Its voice, its emotional impact, is a mystery. I want nature —time, gravity and the interaction of paint and solvents— to take over, to lead me somewhere unexpected. That’s what makes painting exciting.

In recent years my interests have turned towards cosmology and our understanding of what the world is made of. Physics and chemistry again. We are surrounded by spacetime, dark matter, dark energy — more great mysteries. The titles of some of my paintings reflect them. The paintings aren’t illustrations. But perhaps a little dark energy creeps into them as it creeps into everything.

And here’s someone else’s creed that sums it up in fewer words: 'Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.' Paul Klee, Creative Credo, 1920.

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Some of these paintings are for sale. If you would like to see any of them in more detail, please contact me and I will email you a high resolution image.

Alternatively you can visit my studio in Brighton in the UK.