My paintings come from memory, imagination, and many false starts. I feel that my work and my way of painting have an affinity with some aspects of Surrealism and “psychic automatism”, and could be considered figuratively abstract. I am an intuitive painter who relies on a process that is visually directed and which leads to the finished piece. I have no idea of the painting I am about to start, and until the very last moment of conviction, have no certainty that it will remain in the form that is in front of me. Through a very long series of moves, i.e. changes, cancellations and additions, an idea unfolds. It is an exhausting process, but it keeps a forward moving momentum to my work. I try to create a strong formal composition which is emotionally available, and where the image comes through the paint. There is a certain level of ambiguity in the work, allowing the viewer to interpret the content or meaning.