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This work explores what happened in the period following the breakdown of my 30 year relationship. The experience is about a search to find myself and each drawing traps the essence of an emotional and often traumatic event on that journey.

The work offers obscured revelations. Phrases repeat like a mantra but are voiced so many times they eventually become meaningless and lose their power. They writhe across the page trapped in organic forms that are in never-ending motion, built up like layers of sediment. Bursts of colour are anchored by inky black. The results may be fixed – trapped on the page – but they also have an impermanence that means they will fade with time.

Original drawings on cotton rag paper using Staedtler Permanent Lumocolor and Sharpie Permanent Markers.

Except for the first image, these are detailed shots. See the work in its full glory at the Pie Factory, Margate, 17th to 21st November 2017. Private view Saturday 18th. Facebook...