For me painting is fundamentally an expressive exercise which is first and foremost about depicting an emotion. I am influenced by artists such as Frank Auberbach, Ewa Gargulinska and Paul Wadsworth who are concerned with the materiality of paint as a means for self expression.
I take much of my inspiration from the therapeutic qualities of nature, however my work isn't so much focused on a particular subject matter but rather on the potential of paint itself to reveal subconcious thoughts and feelings, that would otherwise remain unknown.
My process involves responding to the world outside using my internal state as a guide, applying the tools of texture and colour to communicate the sensations I experience in my enviroment. I achieve this by layering paint, wiping it away and experimenting with materials to create marks which are dynamic and revealing of my energy in the present moment.
Each paintng begins in a state of chaos which is then organised until an image emerges which tells of my individual story and emotional journey. It is my hope that this will be relatable to those who view it, enabling them to connect on a deeper level with their own feelings.