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Empirical landscapes

A central aim in all of my work is to be a part of the tradition that regards art as a meditation upon existence. I feel a close affinity with the notion that the creation of a painting or drawing is a process of distillation that seeks to capture the 'essence' of being rather than the 'anecdote of description'.

All of the paintings below are inspired by place, time, atmosphere, and my sensory and emotional relationship to them. As a result they should probably be considered as 'empirical' landscapes rather than theoretical inspirations. My goal is to recognise the meaning and poignancy of moments of existence as they are 'lived' and to make them endure through painting. Needless to say - it is an on-going project.