"In many ways my paintings are concerned with an exploration of memory and feature figures and faces glimpsed or half-remembered – 'forgotten ancestors' recovered from my own personal well of subconscious ideas. Wherever possible I paint using my fingers, palette knives and rags instead of brushes, I achieve a much more expressive result and find I can create a fuller range of tones, colours, textures and lines working this way."

David Storey 2015