I find the act of painting generates more painting in the sense that it extrudes the subject matter that has lingered longest in my mind; what I would call my back catalogue of unproven thoughts, and then questions whether it should be considered any further. Painting becomes the conduit by which I can unravel this complex mix of sex, death and art.
The way in which I allow the free movement of paint over the surface of the canvas is in itself a challenge. Paint, deliberate, remove, paint, deliberate, recognise. Anything and everything is possible; chance and calculation collide. This is the jerk off moment; an unexpected reality presented before me that resonates with my subconscious like nothing else.

Ashley Greaves 2017