There seems to be two strands (at least) to my expressive paintings – you could say the dark and the light – and these paintings in progress I would say are on the light side! I guess the darker paintings and themes are to do with Landscape, death and Mystery. Having moved into my new studio space I decided to review all my old material and attempt to make something from them, layering up where possible or just completely gesso-ing the canvas and beginning again. Most of these are older paintings that I never got quite right. I decided to ‘play’ with them and am learning a lot from doing just that, using the canvases as sketchbooks. This allows me freedom to mess around and experiment and I am pleased with the outcomes so far. There is always that fear isn’t there, when one is creating anything but especially a piece of art, that one will go too far and spoil it, lose something? But I have to do that, risk it and learn from any mistakes. (In fact a lot of my successful work came out of mistakes!) So these paintings are…..unfolding.