Paintings can take weeks or months or sometimes years. I might put them to one side and go back to them, maybe add a new element. It’s an incremental, emergent process. I’m constantly searching for something in my own mind that feels right. It’s a kind of mood, a feeling of rightness that I want from the painting. When I get to that point, it comes close to being finished. Still trying to “talk myself up” as the late artist John Hoyland once said.

Finally starting to build up a body of work for Surrey Open Art Studios.

Searching. Mixed media , resined on Panel Board 84.5 x 59.5 cm £375