I strive for some kind of narrative in my paintings, even if it is as small as the within the glance in a subjects’ eye. As a result of this I have recently ventured into the world of graphic storytelling, seeing this as a natural progression of my work, as I find it somewhat difficult at times to “let go” of a character or situation I am trying to portray. I have always been attracted to history, mythology and the way these have shaped the story of mankind. My aim is to remember these stories in my art.
Contrasts between the human figure and various textures and forms that are found in architecture and fabric interest me, and my intention is to explore the interaction between the subject and surrounding space.
My background in theatre design has given me the desire and knowledge to put what I see in my mind onto the blank page in front of me.
Currently I am exploring the endless possibilities of Digital Art, while previously I worked with acrylic on canvas, in pastel, pen and ink and sometimes 3D forms. I also have a preference for strong colours, and contrasting textures and patterns and an obsession with detail.
I believe that painting, as with any creative pursuit, is an access to the Divine, and seek to achieve an essence of spirituality in my work