Abstraction, or non-objective and spontaneity, are essential to my way of working. This is in defiance of my illustrative, graphic design days years ago.
My work has always been a felt response, not a rational analysis of nature. Land, fire, water and outer space are my usual inspirations. Macro and micro ‘landscapes’ are my interest at this time. They can be read as full abstract landscapes.
Anything else could happen, and I’d go with it. Once warmed up with a coffee or two, I just start, put down a mark or stain, no plan as how to start or finish the image. Instinct rules. Occasionally I go outside and paint a landscape, just for the sheer joy of being with nature, but I’m really a studio painter. While painting, all thinking is put aside, allowing the creativity to come through. The mind is in neutral. Turn up the music, mostly blues. Another coffee and into the night…