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My current paintings show my fascination with visual space. Doing something that looks three-dimensional on a two dimensional surface is always an exercise in illusion. I often use humour, changes in scale, odd juxtapositions, reflections and mirror images to play with ideas.

Over the years I have often used photographs as a starting point for my paintings, but lately I have begun using drawings from the “drawing-a-day” file as my reference material. Since the starting point is typically a pen-line drawing, the images are becoming more graphic rather than photographic.    

Typically my paintings start with a visual image that grabs me and won’t let go until I get it down. I dream about it. Sometimes it feels like I am filling in the pieces of a complex jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes it is like following breadcrumbs through the forest. My paintings have been called “quirky” and “playful”. I hope you enjoy them.

 

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