sometimes it comes naturally

personal statement

My work is about capturing the immediacy of a moment in time and place, drawn from explorations of place and recollections of personal experiences and events.
The painting and drawing processes that bring these moments back to life develop initially from memories, photographs and sketch studies gathered on location. I can also us writing, drawing, and collecting ephemera as a basis for the painting and drawing process.

Finished paintings evolve as emotive responses to events through semi abstract compositions of colour, texture and expressive mark making.
The mixed media drawings, in contrast, are graphic reconstructions through layered montages and multiple viewpoints, mirroring the way our brain combines different images to create our memories.