My art work explores expressions of emotion, mood, states of being both conscious and unconscious, mental health, relationship dynamics, and non-verbal communication, through figurative, metaphorical and abstract imagery.
References to the ethereal nature of the human spirit, memory and dream-like states are made through the representation of fragmented, partially transparent and disintegrating faces, figures and objects. Portrait work sometimes makes more direct reference to detail in facial expressions and associated gestures to draw attention to the exchange of communication. At times, faces are left without features to leave the narrative open to many possibilities.
I use a variety of inks, watercolours, and oils on canvas, raw or primed, and rice or rag paper for a permanent result. I also work directly onto hard surfaces like plaster walls and glass windows for installation work.
My aim is to challenge the viewer to enter a psychological space.