Many people have asked me about my interest in abstracted landscapes, many of which are based on abstractions of the vibrant colours and geometric shapes derived from their respective photo references. I have discovered that by digitally manipulating these photos, I can generate new and more interestingly surreal reference subjects. For me, the resulting tension between these varied expressions of created order evoke humankind’s tendency to impose his will and control over nature to create a transformed reality. The results can display goodness, truth and beauty or profoundly distort and debase creation in the service of the opposite. I think this is worth painting about!