The Recent studio work I have been making is an on-going journey for many years; it is abstraction/nonrepresentational work. While there are many influences to the work, the basic drive is my personal response to colour, form, shape, line, marks and texture (surface) that are taking place. Instinctively I build and respond to a piece that is being developed – a give and take; an on-going evaluation and assessment of what I am seeing and experiencing on the chosen format (paper or canvas). Both control and spontaneity, in the use of the paint via brushwork, scrapers and my hands, are a part of the complex process to arrive at a completed piece. My personal visual vocabulary is what I continue to develop through the painting process.