How does one write this ? A description, an explanation, an excuse even of one’s work, to me seems a somewhat stressful exercise. I find it difficult to give answers to something of which I have limited understanding, therefore, I would no more want to confuse a prospective viewer or give false appreciation than, say, a builder explaining why he has just built a house. We are all familiar with the artist standing in front of their creation, proclaiming devout mysticism and thereby absolving themselves of any coherent explanation, replacing the emphasis back onto the spectator as, ‘ seer ‘ ? Psychic ? Pseudo artist ? Perhaps this is a weakness ? An error on my part, I am a fraud, waiting to be found out, ousted from his studio, paints confiscated. Theme and meaning, rightly or wrongly, remain elusive to me, however, I feel this in no way detracts or degrades from the process itself. In a way, I paint and simply see what happens. A great artist might, in the end, be stimulated by the thought that each picture might be the last…I’m stimulated by the fact that each picture might be the first.