I paint places and spaces that prompt
'little stories' in the viewer's mind
.
Imagined tales, adventures and modern fears that splinter off from the deluge of media snippets, sound bites, fake news, social media lies, propaganda, rumours and 15 minute scares through which we all swim.

I express these half-explained, half-remembered fragmentary tales through ink and paint to create images that might be damaged glass-plate negatives from some Victorian archive or maybe pages torn from a ragged journal. They may be what’s left of a note at a crime scene, sketch in the corner of an architect’s sketchbook or a rescued image from a crushed memory stick.
From the great history painters to the domestic narratives of Vermeer or the prints of Hiroshige, ‘story’ feeds art.  And it is the artist's hand that may clarify, or often as not, gently obscure and inject mystery into the story.
That is what I seek to do.

Above
My day in the sanatorium your Grace
Ink on paper 29x42cm

Above
Negotiating with myself
Ink on paper 20x13cm
Above
Container port histories
Ink on paper 20x13cm