My interest now is in trying to paint the human figure in a contemporary way. Attempting to reveal human potential in its diversity, at rest or interacting. This has led to an ongoing exploration of renewing figure painting within a continuing tradition and beyond.
‘The paintings explore the human figure, sometimes moving, sometimes gestural, but always in response to events or intending to act and sometimes with another figure. The situations the figures are in determines to some extent the form they take and inform the scenes they enact. On the surface these situations can be simple, for example, a waiting figure, a sharing couple, or possibly a running figure.’
From Lynn Ahrens in conversation with Paul Dale "The List" March 2010
I am currently exhibiting in the Mall Gallery's, London, "Figurative Art Now" online exhibition 7th July to 20th Sept, 2021.
The young men portrayed in many of these drawings and paintings don't "draw conclusions on the wall" they are still preoccupied with the substance of their own exotic world as they discover it"