The Sea  80x80cms  2016
'The Sea'    80x80cms    2016


A writer and friend Ali Day has written a perceptive essay on my latest painting 'The Sea' and through her words i am looking again at my painting in a different way. Her observations pinpoint the principles that define my practice, finding that elusive balance between Freedom and control, succinctly described by Anselm Keifer in the forward to his exhibition 'Il Mistero de Cattedral' at White Cube:  'If there is too much order it is dead; if there is too much chaos, it doesn't cohere. I'm continually negotiating between these extremes'


To read the essay 'Porthleven Painting', click here