What are the major themes you pursue in your work?
A certain persistence is required to be fearless in the studio and committed to painting. My current motif is abstraction and collage. In the last few years, I have been editing my work, taking paintings off the stretchers, cutting them up and re-configuring them, discovering new compositions in the process. I have also been taking old canvases off their frames, turning them around, and painting on the raw side.
Stanley Spencer, The Bridge, 1920, oil on canvas, 121.3 x 122.6 cm, Tate Collection. Source
According to the Tate, Spencer’s painted figures are likely to be watching the annual Cookham Regatta, though the artist re-imagined the town’s cast-iron bridge as an elaborate and exaggerated stone version.