My paintings are of surfaces weathered by time. These may include walls, fences and doors, notice boards, even the gold leaf peeling from the back of a statue of Buddha. Each painting consists of several layers of paint, collage, printing and marks made with pencils and oil pastels. In some layers I add marks, in others I take elements away by scratching into paint, sanding or tearing off collage. In this way my process mirrors the way wind and the rain act on the surfaces.
I try to capture the spirit and atmosphere of the place that inspired a painting. When this happens, I give the painting the name of the place on which it is based.