"There are three identifiable strands to my
"The first consists of colour studies, usually expressed as works on
paper to be followed up as works on canvas or linen. These works
tend to begin as theories, with a certain amount of calculation,
experiment and trial-and-error. This area of my work also includes
the graphic representations of the colour palettes used in strands
two and three.
"The second strand, which bridges the area between strands one and
three, addresses possibilities of simplifying images into their
underlying colours and structures. There is often an inherent
playfulness to these paintings, although they address questions of
relativity, luminosity, advancement and recession in pigments.
"The third area of work is the culmination of the previous two, using
the building blocks of the colour studies, along with the simplified
images, to create paintings with an intensity of approach and
in-depth study of what makes an image what it is."
Brian Martin Brooks