My work concerns faces, figures and natural forms. My previous career with marginalised children and young people underpins my pre-occupation with the universal themes of identity, empathy and mortality.
My practice is rooted in observation, using paint and printmaking to explore the most appropriate way to depict the figure.I interpret, rather than directly translate, the images and incorporate a sense of ambivalence into the pieces.
Recent paintings are multi-layered and ambiguous, developing organically over time. They act as a counterpoint to my woodcuts, which are carefully planned and painstakingly executed.
My current work explores the relationship between
the human body and the natural world.