My practice balances community collaboration and engagement with self directed studio practice. I have undertaken several artistic residencies and public art commissions as a professional artist, which has allowed me to develop and employ a wide range of skills in creativity, design, community engagement and collaboration.
In painting, the body; its multitude of functions and its relationship with the material properties of paint, are main concerns. I use it as a framework to explore the subjects of physicality, intimacy and sensation. I create intricately patterned surfaces, fusing a myriad of cultural references from diagrammatic engravings, arabesques, micrographic reproductions and cellular structures, in an attempt to explore and reflect the correlation that exists between them all. In recent work, scenes which invoke the natural world also reveal an anatomy of patterns that persist and endure throughout life.