“The most honest paintings I have ever done were at the age of 16. They were figurative works that I didn’t think about in terms of content or meaning. I just did them without fear of comment or consequence. When revisiting the few surviving images I became aware of how revealing they were of myself at the time they were done.
I am now trying to crawl back there to find that thread and it will be a long journey. So this is where I start. These works are about myself, my surroundings and the people that I let come into my space. I am searching for language and trying to let go of the fears within me that block my path. I now know that this is what I will be doing for the rest of my life whether I paint landscapes or narratives.”