The Nocturnes suggest the ambiguity and mystery within the universe that we can understand emotionally but not always rationally.

Materially, these paintings grew from experimenting whilst working on a dark watercolour ground on paper. I used mixed media - concentrated watercolour, ink, pastel & pencil. Layers were built up until each painting arrived at an image that resonated with me.

"I think words come between the spectator and the picture" – Howard Hodgkin