It is hard work in here (in this head of mine) of constant chatter, overthinking and sensitivity to
excessive stimuli. Resisting the instinctual urge of disconnection can be a tireless daily challenge.
My work is a means to resolve this overstimulation, a way to shut down the mind to be present,
and in this time a stillness arrives in the silence. It is my quiet, meditative time to explore sensitive
surfaces, playing with forms, loose rhythmic lines, muted colours, delicate mark making and layers
to capture a feeling. Embracing materiality, my work is about nurturing the surface, textures & the
physicality of paint layers whilst exploring themes of vulnerability, strength, memory and temporality.
I am process driven in my practice with research leading to the collation of images, words and collages.
Working mostly in mixed media with the materials gouache, acrylic, wax, plaster, graphite and chalky
pastels on wood, paper and canvas to create subtle tonal nuances and variations of texture and depth.
I want to communicate my experiences through the materials, searching to explore and/or resolve a
feeling, that then leads to experimentation whilst trying to transform the materials.
With a focus on abstraction, my works are often self referential, cultivating forms that abstract the
ordinary, whilst highlighting the delicate relationships and connections between forms and layers.
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