Abstract in form, my work is greatly influenced by my formative art education in the ethos of the Bauhaus and by a period of time when I lived in Japan, absorbing its aesthetic. My paintings have a starting point in the physical world and in these works, while staying within deliberately set limitations and geometric shapes, both curved and hard edged, plus flat colour and surface, I embrace any chance occurrences during the process of the development of the painting. Design is a key element in the work coupled with the harmonisation of shape and colour. I am interested in the arrangement of space, be it on canvas, in the home, garden, city or studio. My medium is acrylic on canvas.
My work is rooted in making connections between my lived experiences