Self PortraitIn my painting I like to combine both landscape and figures in a constructed space of imagination and memory. I use a visual language derived from the sketchbook drawings the paintings are based upon, and they often feel like a tentative proposition rather than a fully developed statement.

Many of the paintings are about the experience of travelling or journeying. The dislocation of the people depicted, both from themselves and the environment around, suggests questions about their destination and purpose. The paintings suggest memories and feelings of loss, regret, and longing more often than happiness and fulfilment.

James Nairne