John Falcke has been painting since the 1950s, but has really never shown his work in public. He captures everyday human experience, freezing chosen moments or actions, by stripping away unnecessary marks, to present poetic images that are simultaneously familiar and unique. There is bold simplicity too in the art materials he employs: hardboard, MDF or newspaper; household gloss or enamel paints, with chalk or oil pastels to add texture. It is not unusual for him to spend two years or more on a single subject, producing many variations on the one topic. Ever his own harshest critic, there is nothing that may not undergo further change.