In these non-representational abstracts, I explore the two primary forces of contraction and expansion. We live in a world increasingly dominated by technologies and bureaucracies – these produce fear, anger and stress in our lives and cause our minds, bodies, emotions and spirits to compress, contract, and sometimes even shut down. Art can counteract such limiting forces. I find freedom and release from external controls when I paint and so my non-representational abstracts lack narrative, images and formal structure. Thus, I encourage the viewer to wander about these abstract paintings as they like, to experience space and movement in the same way that I create them – without the constraints of fixed meaning.