For my conceptual paintings I have followed the idea of “deliberate accidents” to help define the design of each painting. Random and seemingly unintentional “chance” markings made while staining or preparing the canvas become the compositional template for the painting - whether they suggest faces, figures, landscapes or other objects. This was a recommended approach encouraged by Da Vinci and was used by cave painters 25,000 years ago as they followed the structure of the rocks they drew on.
Some of the paintings have been painted in a number of orientations so that a different perspective is gained each time they are viewed. One of the main recurring themes is the use of Asian and Eastern influences embedded in the figures, landscapes and objects.