The paintings on show represent nearly forty years of work . The subject matter and content of the work is simply about people , places and time . "Tempus Fugit " is the title of one of the paintings and the exhibition referring to a specific person my wife, the location is a small chapel in Italy and the time was early afternoon 2010. Thus time in this case is location and person specific . Painting for myself is just as much about what I do with my time and what I may become in the future as denoting my experiences. Painting allows me to objectify to some degree experiences in life since time can be so fleeting. .
The paintings are predominantly oil on canvas whilst more recent works have mixed media elements within them . They range in scale from small figure studies to larger panoramic paintings of landscapes and figures with a new series of patchwork / hand painted collaged images based on the writings of Joseph Campbell a comparative mythologist