My painting practice is concerned with the places in which we reside - physical, mental or otherwise - and the impacts our chosen surroundings imprint on us, and vice versa.
The spaces that we need for survival; the nooks of comfort, the spaces that are uncomfortable and demand expansion and the nostalgic reminiscent spaces.
My practice is an amalgamation of these spaces through colour, texture and symbol. Whether fond or not, I weave memories into present realities as if they’re precious threads, vital for expansion.
These spaces are depicted in a fluid slippage of language, portraiture and landscape, resulting in an abstract realm of familiarity.
I paint in pursuit of coming to peace with all of my contradictions. The experience is sensuous, luscious, bodily and emotional.