The paintings evolve from a play of line, colour, form and the texture of paint itself. It's an experimental process, so at the beginning I don't have a defined idea of the end result. Everything is worked out on the canvas. Some basic geometric shapes and proportions come into play at an early stage, giving structure. Regarding colour, I find that using a small number of pigments helps to create a consistent light, a harmonic feel to the painting.
Particular colour combinations can evoke atmospheric moods, all the more striking in simple compositions. There is a relationship to landscape painting here. Although my current work does not refer to specific places, both the open and melancholic aspects of my local Norfolk scenery certainly come into it - as surely as the rain seeping into my studio on a wet November day.