I am trying to build a process that will enable me to articulate my understanding of my self and my place. I am hopeful this will give me a vehicle to explore why it is that certain places and certain works by artists I admire have such an emotional impact and stay with me for years. This means to me that my work needs to have an autobiographical thread or process. Currently my new work starts with a response to a location I have a strong connection with or a painting by another artist that I have looked at over a very long time. As the work evolves my focus becomes more about my response and how to describe it in the work using the three physical elements of colour, light and surface texture.