I love exploring and painting interesting shapes; their relationship to each other and how they appear in the field of the canvas, and then what that canvas becomes. Ideas get reinterpreted – first into the sketchbook, then onto the canvas and then many times over as I explore. Each painting is a journey during which I might get lost for a while. I reach decisions along the way but not obvious ones: trying to leave the work just off-kilter, to perhaps convey a tension. I want to say ‘This is how I chose to paint this’.