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"As a painter, I work impulsively, harnessing the power of gestures to create instinctive compositions that combine bold colours, dynamic marks and organic forms."


Nature is a constant source of inspiration; it is this connection to the natural rhythm of my surroundings that nourishes my connection to my impulse to create. My nomadic lifestyle enabled me to discover new landscapes whose unique qualities I capture in emotionally charged works. Now as I am more settled in an extremely rural setting, I have discovered how much I need the solitude and serenity of this particular rooted and connected placement amongst nature.

The language of abstraction, in all its beautiful ambiguity, underpins my art. I create intuitively, connecting different forms and hues through the movement of mark-making. I have a deep and ingrained love of light, colour and texture, solidified through a year-long illness in my childhood that caused me to lose my sight. Once recovered, I saw the world as brighter and more vibrant than before – a heightened sensory experience that I seek to recreate in each new work. 

As a painter, I work impulsively, harnessing the power of gestures deeply connected to a quiet rhythm, a synchronicity with my natural surroundings, to create instinctive compositions that combine bold colours, dynamic marks and organic forms. I consider my works as a form of language, a communication of inner thought and emotional response or reaction to my daily observations. 

Rather than using brushes or other traditional tools, I apply paint with scraps of plastic, like hotel-room key cards, or draw and scratch at the surface using the paint tube itself. The fine edges of my tools allow me to draw long, penetrating lines and create large, highly saturated fields of colour. 

Many of my paintings have a sculptural quality, resulting from the build-up of multiple layers. I often integrate extra materials into my work to create a relief effect, stitching extra pieces of canvas onto the surface or incorporating sections of paper with paint or glue. These different materials allow for varying levels of colour and saturation.

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