The ‘Absence’ series came about as a response to the restrictions we faced during the events of 2020 and 2021. They followed the many walks around the fields close to home and represent a shift in focus, the act of seeing the familiar from a different perspective.
The physical act of painting and drawing brings me solace. To me the process, at its best, is almost meditative. My work is often described as, calm, quiet, gentle and I always hope the viewer is able to feel some of the peace I feel when painting.
These works are representative of my core practice in that I mainly work with oil paint or graphite, however, the subject matter and to some extent the style are a new development.