These paintings are a response to the countries and cultures that have absorbed my interest, the seas and the landscapes I love. There is the dark side of the Madagascar sun in the large red paintings, the light of the Mediterranean in others. The immensity of Alaska and Canada play their part, as do the rich mix of colours found in Morocco. Central to my vision is the magic hour in Andalucia when the sun is low in the sky and the light seems to come from the land.
Yet none of the paintings resemble places we know. Unlike Colour Moves, these look to the future. The raw material of the original experience exists as an anchor and has a constant resonance within the work. They give a form to powerful emotions, the feeling of colour, not merely witnessed but experienced viscerally.
“It [colour] penetrates so deeply and so gently into me. I feel it and it gives me confidence in myself without effort. Colour possesses me, I don’t have to pursue it… Colour and I are one.” - Paul Klee