“Early last year whilst most of America was in the grip of crippling snow and ice I drove across the southern states mostly hugging the gulf of Mexico.
At Galveston, Holly and Jamaica beaches I found hundreds of newly built, confectionery coloured pole houses on plots cleared by Ike and Katrina, waiting for their own test of wind and water.
The visual evidence of huge elemental forces was a constant travelling companion.
I later headed north for a while, exploring the snow dusted, fire and wind ravaged, ponderosa pine forested hillsides near Sedona, Arizona that provide the second strand of work in this show.
Painters paint what they can and they select subjects accordingly. The pole houses here provide structure and a relationship to the rectangle and the mountains and forests layer space and light - these ingredients activated by the disorderly pictorial winds of gesture and mark.”