Telling Tales, can be interrupted in a number of ways, as ‘telling a story’, or as’ not quite telling the truth’, or even as ‘telling something that should have been kept a secret.’
I like complex compositions; many of my larger canvases are divided up into sections rather like a triptych. Each painting tells a story and there is some progression from one painting to another, recurring images tie individual paintings to others in the series.
The titles offer a clue towards an explanation of the work but there is more that needs to be brought to the paintings in order to provide a fuller understanding. The paintings have fragmented compositions; with single, double, sometimes triple subsections, there is an implied narrative; some figures seem to be looking backwards, others forwards. They may be memories; or reflections as seen through plate glass windows, or a series of mirrors. Figures, Fruit, Flowers, Birds, Cats and Dogs appear within the compositions. Their role is not certain, they require an explanation.