Artist Statement

I have always enjoyed painting; I work with oil paints because I enjoy the freedom and flow of the paint. In my paintings I explore the emotions that we all experience. I try to capture a moment in time exploring themes of fear, loneliness, joy, and humour. I like to create some ambiguity in my work by fading images in and out of the painted surface, I also work with glazes to build up an image and create an atmosphere in my paintings. I want people to react in an emotional way to my work. My paintings include abstract and realistic images, I enjoy getting lost in the work.

One of my favourite quotes is by Artist Georgia O'Keeffe '' I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for"