shelter, display, hide, impress, define and disguise - they not only
contain our bodies they also carry our memories. Their colours, shapes
and textures, so familiar to us - chosen by us to wear - have travelled
with us through our lives, or those of our friends and family. Ghosts
and memories hang about their folds and pleats, linger in pockets and
I have chosen to celebrate these things - the ones I could not, would
not throw away - clothes of mine, my family and friends, garments
public and intimate. All of them have for me a certain beauty and charm
almost impossible to describe in words - hence the paintings.
In making them I re-visit times past, make something of their magic
available to the viewer. They are painted with pleasure and to give
pleasure. Many of them are small - suitable to be slipped in to
a pocket or purse [handbag] and taken away.