For many years I was encouraged by galleries to concentrate on my figurative work. This meant that abstract painting took a back seat for many years.
I wanted to paint abstract but whenever I tried I would see a figure wanting to emerge. Then a few years ago I painted some abstract paintings quite naturally and spontaneously and rediscovered its magic.
Over the past few years I have really enjoyed experimenting with abstract painting. Some are gestural, some are lyrical and gentle and some I explore using blocks of colour. With all my abstract paintings I am totally engaged. It has opened up a whole new field of creative expression for me and I am loving immersing myself in the creative process with each new painting that I commence.
There are always surprises and always different solutions in resolving each painting.