My work aims to depict space through colour and line. It is the experience of looking at the work and feeling how it unfolds that is my main concern, rather than depicting a specific place or thing. Most of my work starts with drawing and extrapolating from something seen and experienced first-hand into a more abstracted image. I work across a range of media, from printmaking and collage to painting, making both small scale images and far larger immersive works.
Openings, windows, doorways and in between spaces are all of interest. My intention is to create images that pull the viewer in and let the eye linger. It is about the relationship between the maker, the image, and the suggested world beyond the canvas or piece of paper. I want to convey time – the time it took to make the work and the time it then requires to experience the work. It is about looking and seeing. I want to create pictorial spaces that can be inhabited and lingered in. I am especially interested in depicting shapes that might be suggestive of the real world but not entirely knowable or recognisable. This tightrope between abstraction and figuration is at the essence of my work.