My mission is to stimulate an emotion resonance between observer and artwork from the snapshot of time attempted to be documented. My vision is to explore scale as a means to emphasis the sublime and fragility of our environment.
My work is concerned by the emotional ties and triggers of the landscapes and environments that we exist within. How we attach can memory, mood and moments to a captured scene. I’m interested in exploring ‘other people’s memories’ and will often magpie their moments using paint to reimagine and express it. There is often an absence of people or identity of location, often as a means to communicate our role as custodians here as opposed to owners.
I work primarily in oil paint and acrylic. layering grounds using dry brush and alla prima, drying and moving paint again on top. My other role as an Art teacher and parent can interrupt time spent on pieces, this in turn provides time to reflect and alter. I soften edges, free up marks and try to move away from representation to being expressive and interpretive . I respond to depth of field, light and location.