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During the process of painting I find things that come to dominate. I think of this as the ‘Unicorn’ in the work. The uninvited guest that makes things more interesting. In this way the painting itself isn’t necessarily limited to the ideas used to hang it on. Driven by the fascination of ‘what paint might do’ the studio is the perfect ‘cavern’ to experiment in……..ones own 'genetic' or 'ancestral' memory continuing that astounding connection we have with our artistic predecessors. Semir Zeki, the foremost  specialist in neuroaesthetics says "the reason people respond so to this Hodgkin painting is that it reminds them of when they were hiding in the tree from the Jaguar"........ Amazing.  Within the 'great complexity’, my painting is a celebration of existence.