Artist’s Statement

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.