If you look at my paintings closely you will see layers upon layers of paint. Each piece takes time to complete, although the marks are expressive and impulsive, the building up and stripping back takes time and perseverance. My prints on the other hand are far more instantaneous. I love the immediacy of the medium, the way in which I can create atmospheres using one colour and manipulating the inks on the plates. Painting and printing are very different for me, but one could not exist without the other.
The colour black figures heavily through-out my paintings and prints. Whether it is a heavily worked painted brush-stroke or a fine graphite line, it tends to dominate; like a calligraphic mark. They are all inherent markings, in the same way that punctuation is inherent to a written page. To me it is the line that changes and metamorphosis, it is the very blood that runs through my veins. It can be so delicate that it is hardly visible, veiled under layers of paint and washes, or it can be pulsing in the foreground, reminding me that time is our only constant.