I like the notion that all painters essentially operate under the same conditions and that painting is somehow a different thing art wise. I think once you realise that painters paint the way they do because they can’t do it any other way, that they have spent years working towards that realisation, then Painting and the notion of The Painter become interesting subjects. Personally I need a protracted engagement with the painting. I have tried to wrangle a unified style but always find there are too many ways to develop the work; to answer the questions and solve the problems as they develop. It’s not a question of Abstract versus Figurative, it is a question of Painter versus Painting.