This series of architectural paintings is, in many ways, an attempt to come to terms with the setting for the majority of my personal experiences - the city or urban environment. Through the exploration of particularly 19th century buildings (to which I seem to have an aesthetic attachment), I am beginning to understand my own time passing, through the action of describing what was, and in many cases what has already gone. Each painting takes an extended period of time to complete and the patient building of layers, each adding history, is both a literal and metaphorical process; the painting developing a depth of surface as well as the possibility for me to slowly filter experience through memory. The resultant unpopulated spaces are a world distilled, intrinsically human in what is revealed, but ultimately a remnant. Only that which memory preserves can remain.