My work arrives at its form and presence as the result of a long, difficult journey involving processes of questioning, constant speculation and experimentation. Materiality is important, whether through paint and colour, raw matter, or pre-existing and found materials. The making process involves a choreographing of textures, colours, tonality or ‘things’. This it does through decisions to do with constructing and deconstructing, reassembling and discovering, layering and revealing. It is about finding glimpses of what paint and materials can do, what they can engender, rather than any subject matter or story. But it does this within the context of a history of ideas about art, which are inevitably present.