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On Abstraction

Art is if nothing else a conversation between minds, full of elusive, transient and purposeful interaction.

What makes a work of art ‘good’ is the extent to which the mind of the viewer becomes engaged, or curious enough to look at the work for more than 20 seconds; it is not always about auction prices.

I now focus on abstract painting and abstract brush painting (Sumi-e); I have worked abstractly in art photography, and large-scale tapestry.

To set myself in historical context, I draw on artists and thinkers influential in charting direction in abstract art and new ways of seeing. My work within the abstract expressionist tradition, which I believe has much more to give to us.

My work is for sale through SaatchiArt and pieces are added to the site over time. If you see a piece you like on this site that is not on SaatchiArt, please let me know and I’ll upload it for you to review.

If you are interested in commissioning work, please let me know. I have past experience art brokering, to help buyers commission art for offices, boardrooms, restaurants and public spaces as well as homes, and would be delighted to develop a proposal to feature my work.

I have been an elected member of Ashford Visual Artists, based in Ashford, Kent. This is a lively professional artistic community with excellent artists working in a variety of media.

For a while, I was writing a commentary column for Art of England magazine, which has now, sadly, ceased publication. I also look for opportunities to write in the art press.

This site has examples of my art, organised into thematic galleries with art commentary in the Blog.