I create bold expressive non-figurative paintings using acrylic paint, which demonstrates a conflict between my natural inclination towards a graphic style and my desire to create raw painterly compositions. I am interested in how each of the elements within my compositions, brings individual meaning to the whole. I am fascinated with how colour is an object in itself, and how the unity and harmony within a work changes, depending on how the colour and marks within the piece, relate to each other. My intention is to arrive at a place where there is a cohesive unity between the colour, texture, lines, and the marks I make. I am guided by intuition and explore feelings and emotions to create works that are a visual representation of my internal experience.

 

My work evolves through a series of sittings. Initially, I lay down a whimsical ground that is intuitive and not planned. I focus on composition and pay sparse attention to palette, creating problems and disturbances in balance, which I set myself the challenge of resolving. I then move to a more considered phase, where I begin to piece together, rearrange, and alter the visual elements which I have made. Similar to the puzzle-like structures which sometimes feature in my work, the final result is a sort of ‘fitting’ together of the hastily applied background with a more defined, detail orientated foreground.