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Visual phenomena - especially those involving colour - always captivated me, and I always wanted to find a way of representing them in order to share them. It was a long time before I realised that not everyone had the same desire to communicate such experiences. It still puzzles me - "People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.", Iris Murdoch, 1919 - 1999... The 'Ragged Man' series of paintings is notably auto-biographical. These pictures describe moments or episodes in a personal journey. "No one gets far, in this journey of life, without some degree of damage, but the Ragged Man remains open and optimistic." The journey depicted is essentially spiritual; "I may need some of these images explained to me; sometimes my subconscious mind slips things in while I'm not looking. They are all explorations of the attempt to live an authentic life in an often confusing and sometimes apparently hostile world. I do get..