The studio is an important place for me. Apart from being somewhere to work, it is a sanctuary away from the outside world where I can allow my imagination free reign. In this series of paintings, which in some ways are like a visual diary, I am interested in observing the artist in his studio much like a naturalist would observe animals in their natural habitat.
Sometimes when I am painting I feel very powerful. I can be the creator of new and exciting images that are given form as the result of my imagination, skill and endeavour. At other times I feel vulnerable and helpless, devoid of ideas and unable to paint at all. The paintings are an attempt to record the changing light and my changing moods, as well as to share some of the secrets of a very personal space.