These paintings are 5-foot-square unconventional landscapes. They depict places that I knew as a child, and are painted from memory - and from imagination where memory ran out.
The places - suburban scenes of streets, rivers, houses, backgardens, parks and wasteland - are shown from directly above, the distanced overhead view of old memories. The paintings reflect the way that children look down on the worlds that they create and play with obsessively - miniature gardens, model railways, imaginary islands, and complete universes made from bits and pieces.
Most of the paintings are inhabited by a single figure - myself as a child - often lying on the ground gazing up at the sky. The viewer - in the air? rising? falling? - gazes back.
Some of these paintings were shown in the 2004 Fine Art BA Degree Show at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, and subsequently in 2005 in the Prizewinners Show at the Surface Gallery, Nottingham.