Whether conjuring a scene from a parallel botanical world, working abstractly or opening up a dialogue with an appropriated image, my method of painting is the same. A membrane of transparent paint is spread across the slippery surface of the support. Brushes and various implements are pushed into this oily film to create an evolving collection of marks.
My hand moves quickly across the surface, driven by a mix of intuitive responses and muscle memory. The painting is witness to thousands of rapid decisions. Evidenced by every twist, jerk, stroke, rhythm, division and line drawn into the wet paint. Like an archaeological trace, each work extends my understanding of procedural memory, visual thinking, pattern recognition, sensory processing, neuro-aethestics and haptic perception. Before long the resinous film begins to stiffen and gel.
Once dry, the painting is a record, not of the visual world, but of thought.