A lot of my work is very spontaneous and I really enjoy the freedom this gives me. I very often start the creative process with a title in mind, rather than an idea of a design or image and I have many titles yet to develop. The process invariably begins with cleaning my palette, sharpening my tools and pencils and rearranging my paper and having a good think – and this is how the process begins.
I make a mark on a piece of canvas or a sheet of paper and let it develop. I become obsessed with the detail – and this is true of all my work. Even pieces that look quite ‘free’ will have a calculated method of mark making, but composition is something I do not consciously think about when working on a piece of artwork, it is all about the feel of the image and the ‘composition’ comes from sub conscious actions and mark making.