I am a Nelson-based artist. In recent years my work has explored the nexus between landscape and abstraction. The paintings aren’t literal in any sense. They often have multiple horizons, and are able to convey a range of moods, vistas and time-shifts within one vision.
I have an abiding interest in experimenting with surface and texture, and pushing the boundaries of the mixed media format. I like working with the ring-shaped format because of the empty still point it provides. This is an idea from Taoism: “It is not the spokes but the unmoving hub of the wheel that allows movement. Clay can be moulded into a vessel but it is the emptiness within that is useful. The reason for the walks of houses is to provide the living space within. The empty space within is as important as the form surrounding it.”
(Tao Te Ching)