My paintings are about slowing down and looking closely. They are a form of creative resistance to the fast pace of our times. They investigate both the phenomenological experience of time and our optical relation with the world. They are about perception and invite contemplation. I meticulously craft the surfaces of my work to possess a visually seductive softness and yet a feel that is bold and dynamic at the same time. The works are invitations to visually journey, not simply traverse across the surface of the work, but also to delve deep in illusory fields. In this way I extend the pictorial space of the painting beyond the confines of a ‘canvas’, beyond the gallery wall and out into the space of the viewer in an effort to evoke the feeling of being surrounded by nature and time at both a micro and macro level.