|"What I've come to understand about painting portraits is that it's
not about capturing a likeness as much as it's about
being available to, and cooperating with a
frequency of 'intense presence', and allowing that presence
to manifest itself, through paint on to canvas.
In this way, I am acting as a sort of medium and
the process itself is a sort of alchemical manifestation.
The canvas and paint have to come to life in their
own right, for the portrait to come to life."