My paintings are build up through contrasting attitudes and moments of contemplation. Often I get stuck in the all the directions the painting could go into. In order to continue I have to break the image and build it up again, this leads me to outcomes I could never have imagined. The colours I paint with are often subtle and I use my paint thin. Starting with a preference for a certain combination of colours, the tone is set for a new series of work. The colours form a background from which the layers will develop. Eventually background becomes foreground and the layers start a conversation. Ideas start by observing what is close-by. And by recognising certain ways of doing, systems, structures and gestures, I get an idea on how to start acting on the surface. I'm interested in very basic movements as folding, stroking, covering something. I find solutions for small scale problems all around me, the way something broken is fixed, how graffiti is cleared from public space, holes in a wall that have been filled. All actions that still are visible in a way. These visuals and actions give me an idea on how to move my hands over the surface of the canvas, on how to paint.