suppose that the commission
from Liverpool Hope University College to produce exhibitions dedicated
Stations of the Cross: the Captive Figure
at the Liverpool cathedrals and at Canterbury cathedral has been a
turning point in my career.
have worked on these images, in
various forms, ever since leaving university. The recording of my own
and my family life, my work with expectant mothers, the prison
my work in the theatre and the geriatric unit and elsewhere all now
not only as works in their own right, but as a preparation for this
an artist who is continually aware
of the achievements of past painters, I have been drawn to continue and
develop what I regard as a deeply important strand of human expression:
the visualisation of individual human experience. Mysteriously but
art, music and literature are able to communicate something of what it
is to be human.
leave trace, a record (however
flawed), of our shared journey from birth to death with its attendant
and anxieties would seem to be a worthy ambition to pursue.