"In 2015 and 2016 I spent a lot of time walking in the morning, up and down
the hills in Los Angeles, sometimes listening to the city and other times
listening to news radio on my phone, always looking for things to photograph
or maybe just observe before returning to the studio. There I’d stop the
voices - the voices reading the news, my own voice in my head - with music,
and for the rest of the day I would paint what I had felt and seen (or what I
felt I’d seen). Over the next two years, back in London and then New York,
my morning walks have continued - and have become essential moments
out of time, when the world seems to be burning and collapsing around me.
These works are the result of my walks in a time of upheaval - and in this
sense they reflect a practice of paying attention to the here and now, but also
refracting the present through a process of reflection that acknowledges past
happiness and fears future catastrophe."