As I paint abstract marks, I often see figurative stories within many of them and quite often laugh out loud as they creep up unexpectedly on me. As the stories and figures appear, I’m reminded of the times when my imagination would conjure up faces in the decoratively patterned curtains of my childhood.
Using basic Rorschach-esque techniques, I have started to invent new suggestive patterns to discover what I conjure up now and what’s lying dormant in my mind as an adult.
The paintings flirt somewhere between the abstract and the figurative, however, it is the playful imagination at work in my head, that I want to promote. For this reason the paintings are completed once I have titled them, giving the viewer a brief indication of how the paintings and I interacted as they manifest from a chance process, into finished works.