Throughout my design career I have continued to paint and draw – mostly landscapes done on the spot. In recent years I have turned to abstract compositions which have been influenced by my interest in music and in the works of modern composers, including, Adams, Reich, Torke, Ligeti and Xenakis. These composers use the minimalist techniques of subtly shifting repeated patterns, complex rhythms and rich textures and I use a similar approach to composition in my paintings. I have long been interested in the similarities between music and the visual arts. Composers and visual artists talk about their works being either abstract or illustrative. Musicians have a chromatic scale; painters have a colour wheel. The terms: colour, tone, shade, texture, pattern, harmony are applied equally to musical and visual works. And, common terms are used to describe musical and visual styles and methods of composition: impressionism, expressionism, pointillism, collage and, of course, minimalism. Here you will find a selection of my recent compositions.