Painting for me is all about process, the act of painting.
It is a dialogue in which the painting reveals itself to me as much as I determine the way in which it evolves.
The visceral aspect of painting cannot be controlled; it is about exploration and discovery, while the intellectual side of the process is not sufficient in itself to create a successful finished work.
The completed painting is autonomous, independent from myself. As a painter, once the dialogue is over it can only suggest a future direction or contain the seeds, of paintings to come. As a viewer it is an object that can inform me, that I react to on an emotional level, the same as anyone else relates to a painting.
Each painting is a journey, a crossing, to a new place, a new point or reference. The next painting begins from there.