"The process of creating a painting can take a long time and is inherently experimental, even though I am conscious of where I am trying to go. The materials, the thickness of the paint, the tools used for application, the colours I have selected, all go into the choices I make along the way. I try not to force the work, but let it evolve organically over time. A painting can therefore take several years to complete, and working on it only stops when it has reached a place of rest for me.
That place of rest is about serenity. I want my paintings to fall naturally and serenely into their environments and communicate with the environment organically. I am not looking for art that tries to take over or dominate the atmosphere; rather, art that responds to the viewer and continues to yield surprises over time."
"breakers", acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"
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