I paint to conjure different spaces in which I can travel my mind away from the anxious clutter of city life. Journeying through colours and shapes, I explore small areas that come together into abstracted plains, echoing landscapes where the eye leads the imagination to remember its own familiar. Sometimes a memory will come clear, agitated into view by the play of colour and shape, I am transported from the present and absorbed into the process. While making these paintings I find areas of quite and calm that contrast with the joy of pattern and gesture- bringing these differences together balances the visual field and satiates my desire to be immersed into a richly variable environment.