‘In his 1949 book, Beyond the Terminus of Stars, the East End poet Hugo Manning asked, “In the oceans’ wastes, is the albatross alone happy?” For him, I believe the answer lay between rumour and reality, truth and fiction, that place best occupied by storytelling. The point where memory overlaps with imagination forms an inspirational and creative frontier. This is the departure point for the works I painted for this show. Beyond the Terminus of Memory, a name inspired by Manning’s title, fits what this body of paintings tries to achieve. My painting continues to explore new ways of working and new materials. Visual interpretation of the narrative, or story line underpins my compositions.’
This exhibition took place in 2014 at Steam gallery, Beer, Devon. Displayed here are a selection of the displayed works.