Symbols and mark making represent the deepest levels of the human psyche and have been used in almost every culture throughout history. Abstraction and the absence of the literal is like composing music, as the work progresses it takes a life of its own. The canvas is a medium of thought and play - an intellectual and emotional exploration/expression that takes form from archetypal images. Bold shapes in fields of colour are inspired by an intuitive approach to painting. I visualise a concept and go from there.