For the 2005 exhibition I intended basing my paintings on the waterfront. However, I was sidetracked by the interiors of large industrial buildings (some of which were on the waterfront) and I rarely ventured onto the docks.
In these paintings I will be outside where there is an ever-shifting array of elements; primary coloured, rectilinear containers; delicate, lacy cranes and gantries; solid buildings; bulky streamlined ships and water.
Water is a moody substance, sensitive to the conditions of the moment. Its presence will help create an atmosphere and bind the contrasting forms into a harmonious whole.