Artist’s Statement

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Recently I began a completely new series of paintings. These may loosely
be described as “Reflections”, as the paintings are based on studying the
surfaces of water. The surfaces of both water and ice, offer a new way in
which to observe the natural world. These surfaces may also have debris,
leaves, blossom and algae upon them – are we observing the reflections
or looking directly at the objects? I have not wished to make this too
obvious or certain. Also I have manoeuvred and pushed around the image
in order to respect the two dimensions of the picture plane and hope to
tread a fine line between the figurative and the abstract.