The act of painting is a constant process of being present by immersing myself in light and space whether I'm involved in landscape or still life. It is not a literal representation of reality but rather, it is an unfolding of a hidden order through the rhythm and balance of mark making and obliteration. Engaging in this process is the flux between dream images and the waking world. My early influences were through sitting for Leon Kossoff (who studied under David Bomberg) and the life-drawing classes taught by Sargy Mann at the Camden Institute. Since the early 1980's I've had an interest in the Alexander Technique and its relationship to freedom in the psychophysical act of painting and drawing.