Landscapes and seascapes are prominent in my work. I try to capture the romance of nature and its ability to affect and reflect human emotion. My paintings reflect the individuality of human nature and its relation to society and the world around us. As well as individually, I’m fascinated by how we function as a society and interact with one another.
I am interested in what we leave behind, the way that translates into how we feel, and how our environment affects us. I use natural landscapes as a setting to explore and illustrate this, and animals, houses and flowers as symbols to represent our mental state and behavioural patterns.
Movement is a central theme of my work, and the viewer’s participation is essential in making it come to life. I use abstract forms, patterns, impressionism and sculpture as devices to imply movement and draw the viewer in, encouraging them lend their imagination to, and establish a presence within, the painting. My work embodies creation through movement and action. Layered with continual development, the painting evolves alongside me as an artist: a recorded journey of inspiration.
I have always been fascinated by perspective and enjoy exploring the endless effects it can have on a single scene.
I want to capture the ‘act’ of creation by using a range of materials, shapes, textures and colour to leave an imprint of the processes that make the finished piece. I also employ a variety of techniques including sculpture, collage and drawing. I find it exciting to experiment with materials. I paint from memory and imagination. I like to be led by my materials - that captured energy is vital to my work. The sense of honesty in this discovery adds to the rawness and the emotional charge of my paintings.