The paintings repeat certain basic forms, these similiar structures could be compared to scales in music. The scales moving freely from abstract to almost recognisable. They construct the frame inside which things happen. These basic forms have been slowly and meditatively refined through the painting process over the last 20 years. Through this process re-appearing shapes suggestive of landscapes, spatial color fields and rectangular forms emerge in subtle varieties to those who pay close attention. In these concentrated re-occuring elements there is infinite possibilities to give form to harmony in the interaction of space, depth, illusion and surface. The relationship between space and surface manifests itself in a variety of approaches in different works, where different strategies produce distant traces of skies or possible landscapes others appear out of focus, a blurry image, others give the impression of a dense fog impenetrable. The transparency of colour plays a crucial part, it gives each layer its own separate meaning inside the painting. The subtle tones and layering technique create a transparency that invites the viewer in. The other equally important element is the multitude of borderlines between color fields, the transition from one colour to another through a third, fourth colour and so on. This is where space and surface speak to each other suggesting something intangible always there - behind , under the surface,out of focus, far away, hidden if we look long enough to see.