Light and colour are the vital components of my painting. They are at the heart of my work. Forms are achieved through building up and breaking down layers of paint. The complexity of the paint surface and the depth of the paint are integral. As many as twenty to thirty layers of paint are used. Light is the departure point for all of my work. Even in my most complex paintings my desire is to create richness with the paint but to keep the colours and light fresh. I am careful to observe forms but feel free to do what needs to be done so that the paintings are a visual reflection of my thoughts and emotion.