My work begins with life drawing, portraiture, or travel observation, and I am initially concerned with the unique attributes which establish identity and place. "Likeness" may be, and should be expressed in several languages, but my starting point is usually geometric accuracy. Only when I have "fixed" the content, can I allow mood, materials and technique to make an expressive painting or print from the original working drawing. In practice however, nothing is quite so strictly ordered, and I make many pieces which contradict ths rule, as I have no agenda beyond constant improvement. The following images are a selection of work from the past decade.