STOP COMING TO MY HOUSE
This was the first painting in the Project Mogwai series I made between 2008-2011, a suite of 20+ paintings inspired by the songs of Mogwai. This was the point at which after 40 years of avoidance I finally decided to face my fears and teach myself how to paint. The image came unbidden into my imagination with a force that experience has taught me to regard as significant. Quite what it might mean I leave for other’s to decide, but I think I was aiming for the same kind of indefinable disquietness I get from paintings like Christopher Wood’s ‘The Yellow Man’ or Stanley Spencer’s ‘The Nativity’.