I’m drawn to the endless geometry, structure and sometimes lack of order of the urban environment and I think that’s where my ideas begin. I’ve studied landscape architecture and urban design, both of which seek to create order where there is chaos. I look at my painting in the same way. With a little sense of where I want to end up, I start to apply and scrape away paint to and from the canvas or wood board until something concrete materializes. Random and unexpected compositions slowly become part of a larger, cohesive idea. I look for some sort of structure in something muddled and messy. It’s often initially very vague but eventually a solid idea develops and starts to appear on the surface.