I painted many abstracts in my twenties using thick black felt tipped pens on paper or oil paint on 6 x 4 foot board. Almost always at night after a day of madness in an ad agency. The shapes turned into huge black forms which seemed to dominate an imagined landscape, giving me feeling of Sentinels or Guardians. From what? I had no idea. Eventually I took all the paintings into the garden and burnt the lot.

Looking recently at the few remaining images I have from that period, I found they resonated with me, making me want to paint some fresh new images.