My most recent work comprises of a series of paintings on squares of hardboard relating to the locality around my home in Sunderland.
Acrylic, Gouache and Drawing Ink are applied to the partially primed surface with a brush, rag, and sponge. These marks are often modified with sandpaper or a Stanley knife blade.
This method of working can be seen as a metaphor for my principal subject, that of a symbolic and corrosive relationship between a population and its environment.
At the centre of each work lies an implied narrative element from an overheard conversation, a drawing from life, photograph or press cutting. Please view the Gallery to view examples of my work