I’m fascinated with psychology and the functions and malfunctions of the mind, beliefs and thought processes. My current work explores the point at which things stop making sense. In a dream, a delusional state or during a magician’s show. The point at which logic is abandoned and the sub-conscious takes over. Where the mind is left un-tethered by rationality to wander the fields of thoughts and memories.
I pluck the subject matter for my paintings from these fields, often using a “stream of consciousness” approach. By juxtaposing the incongruous, the natural and man-made, the relationships of my subjects are called into question. I present a quiet still life tableau where a feeling of mystery and intrigue hangs, a challenge to decipher some playfully veiled message, expressing my own sense of humour and playfulness.
It was either Dali's Hallucinogenic Torreador or Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights.
I'm a huge fan of ice hockey. I coach both my kids.