Adrian made the decision almost two decades ago to abandon all constraints of literal reference material in the production of his paintings. The abandonment of a well worn and reassuring process of working from life is replaced with a profound freedom, not only in terms of direct expression but also of something much more intangible.
'I often wonder about a definitive description of the intricacies of the process, the myriad fleeting options that present like rapid dust mites buffeted across a strip of sunlight or the simple wonder of seeing something quite suddenly with astounding newness, as if seeing through my children’s’ eyes.'Recent work has seen a transition from a long held fascination with mythology, particularly Norse mythology, towards abstract landscape. Some work inspired by deeply ingrained memory and some inspired by places not yet visited.