What fascinates me about still life is finding the beauty in very ordinary objects; bottles, fruit, white china. I try to capture their form, colour and the effect of light on them, particularly light passing through glass.
Although I have always loved abstract paintings, I was somehow unable to produce them myself. But in 1995, I made the first of five visits to the desert of Rajasthan, India. The colours of the women’s saris, of men’s turban, of the pigments being displayed and sold in markets, all contrasting with the desert landscape, had a profound affect on me.