Recently my work has become more painterly although in being drawn to texture and a painterliness I have a disciplined personal brand style you might say. There is great joy in just playing with paint without trying to convey a particular concept, and for the sheer joy of working with colour and the buttery viscosity of paint.
In saying this I think I have always gone back to drawing in the end. The line from a plain graphite pencil is a very great thing saying so much and the images you can get from just drawing are very primal. These are just some of the things that motivate me to draw and make the images I do.
I think story is something that grows on its own in the process of making art for me. Images need to be enhanced and I’m drawn to narrative and I can only speculate but I believe this is why I tell stories in my work. I can’t just paint a tree or a piece of fruit without adding a layer of narrative neither can I paint a house or a street scene without little stories happening everywhere.