I want my work to delight and bemuse the viewer, who can weave their own story and identity into the work. The dialogue must become between them and the marks they are regarding. My aim is for the pictures to retain an energy, life and tension which lives beyond the first action of mark making and inspires the viewer to connect to a fragile moment of their own.
My inspiration is the fragility of time. Capturing a living instant and anchoring it to the present.
Life is ephemeral by nature, during which many beautiful moments can pass without notice. I capture a moment of unexpected and un-designed beauty and allow it to dictate the rest of it's journey to me.
I use direct contact, mono-printing with watercolour paints and silkscreen to achieve a delicate and unpredictable surface in a single action. I then work into the pieces with ink and metal leaf, making deliberate and anchoring marks, in both visual and atmospheric contrast to the coloured ground.