I often travel and art provides a context by which I can explore different cultures. I consider myself an abstract expressionist. I have been influenced by Rothko, Pollock and Riopelle. Lately and probably due to my professional training as an engineer I am inspired by the work of Gerhardt Richter. Painting has become a release as such - emotionally, creatively and I find myself beginning to enjoy sharing what has previously been a solitary passion.