" My exploration of the tension between abstraction and representation is made through a meticulous process of enlargement in which brushstrokes from earlier works are repainted – paint itself then becoming the subject matter of the work. Dominated by thick daubs of oil paint, my new paintings assert their physical presence with their relief-like impasto surfaces. Despite the origin of these works in representational imagery, the result is a series of panels that reveal paint as a mobile and lush substance. "
Ben Reeves