This new work is about enjoying the experience of painting. It is revisiting ideas that were explored by the Modernist painters such as Willem de Kooning, Larry Poons and Joan Mitchell. These are painters whose work clearly expressed the joy of putting brush to canvas and becoming”…entranced and quick with awareness, alive to the faintest nuance, the subtlest play of pigment, line and form”.
This series continued the ongoing challenge of depicting the ephemeral quality of life in which forms are in constant flux. These paintings are a departure from previous work on this theme as they abandon clearly recognizable forms yet hint at figures and interactions that might be human/animal mythical creatures that are archetypal images of/from the human mind.
These works are also about putting paint on canvas in an improvisational, spontaneous, yet controlled process.