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" I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension until it released a perceptual experience. "
" There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation. "
" Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one. "
" As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge. "
" Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind. "
" For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces. "
" As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play. "
" His failures are as valuable as his successes: by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is. "
" Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values. "
" I think this lack of a center has something to do with the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer. "
" I work with nature, although in completely new terms. "
" In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between the picture plane and the spectator to be active. "