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These works form part of my exploration of the relevance of painting in contemporary art practice. For some years, the object has formed a major part of my subject matter, but recently I have moved towards using it in a slightly more traditional way. This then raises new questions, especially relating to the tension between form and content.
I wanted to create images, which are calm, quiet and reflective. I have used an understated ‘grey’ palette combining warm and cool colours, everyday objects in slightly ambiguous settings and simple compositions. These works have been painted almost entirely, in natural light, with subdued levels of contrast. I wanted to explore some of the wonderful possibilities which only the medium of oil painting will allow.