"I like to think that memory is the mother of the Muses because any form of creativity, any art form, requires a continual internalization of its own tradition, an ever-present consciousness of its past. Each painting contains the memory of painting."
Sikkema Jenkins Co.
"The first city I knew was Calcutta. I grew up in an industrial town nearby. Recently a friend who had visited there showed me a photograph of Calcutta taken from a high building. I was taken aback to see the ingredients of my paintings laid out: the faded pinks and greens and the flat roofs of the seaside architecture I’m drawn to."