I have been working with glass for twenty years, and in all that time, no two pieces of glass-work have ever been the same. When I start work on a new project it can take me in a direction I did not intend. This is demanding, but at the same time stimulating, exciting and ultimately, artistically rewarding.
My work is mostly abstract, relying on numerous sources for inspiration. These range from the more obvious like landscape, seascape, buildings, transport, to the more obscure; rotting timber, the negative space between two objects, paint peeling from an old door or trying to capture movement.
I also like to incorporate hidden elements that might not be discovered until viewing for the third or fourth time. It is very satisfying to make a new discovery especially when it is unexpected. Glass also has the advantage of changing its character depending on where it is displayed and the prevailing light conditions. There is no need for bright sunlight to appreciate the subtleties that coloured glass can offer. A damp, dull day can be just as rewarding.