My painting can best be described as having a loosely and largely unconsciously based imaginative relationship with aspects of landscape – in particular, rock surfaces and their hallucinatory capacity to evoke dream states and imaginative other worlds.
I am fascinated by how liminal states of attention and awareness — states on the border between consciousness and unconsciousness — can open up a whole new visual territory, one that effectively re-instates the primacy of imagination.
In the process, I am attempting to form a bridge between consciousness and unconsciousness, meticulously structuring intuitive responses to random marks, lines and colours. Fundamental to this work is a commitment to the revealing power of imagination and a belief that, through imaginative processes, the individual transcends the illusion of appearances and accesses the trans-personal and archetypal.