My practice center’s on the human gaze, inviting a relationship between the viewer and the viewed, questioning the act of seeing and being seen. I create environments that hold the viewer’s attention; slowing down the process of looking to contrast our fast paced everyday lives.
The work stems from an assortment of images; found and from life, predominately focusing on the figure. These images are carefully selected and cropped at crucial points, often obstructing or restricting our gaze, making us consider what cant be seen or what exists outside the framework of the canvas.
My painting process is instinctive, embracing experimentation within colour and brushwork. Trusting in my instincts is vital and is driven by a desire to strike a balance between emotional tension and serenity, creating a space reflective of the world we live in.