Paintings present opportunities for both planned action and improvisation in response to an increasingly varied range of visual experiences – actual or recollected. They seek to explore some of the boundaries between abstraction and figuration. This process also acknowledges the significant role of the medium in the generation of possibilities. Paintings may stand as metaphors or analogies for experience, but also function as catalysts stimulating memories or unexpected associations. Such issues may arise not only during the process of making the paintings, but also during periods of reflection following their completion. They may then serve as catalysts, stimulating or consolidating correspondences with the visible world and prompting further exploration through both drawing and photography’. Drawings continue to serve as catalysts, providing a significant means of exploring boundaries between visual experience and memories.

John Renshaw