The work began as ink drawings of London, analytical and thorough, analysing everything. Over time things loosened and the work became more open and developed from there. It seems I go through phases or issues such as the prodigal son story and work them through until somehow it's over, and I can move on. There are clear and obvious themes; the jazz, the angels, musicians and the prodigals. Interspersed between all of these though are random studies of life; narratives if you like, - such as drawings of friends, and cafes, which are unspecific in their message but to me are as valid. In retrospect and at the risk of sounding like a pseud - I think the process of making art can be a journey of discovery and self-discovery somehow- a spiritual journey I suppose.