My work takes cues from the worlds of cinema and advertising to create vibrant and evocative mixed-media paintings. These multi-layered works combine painting, photography and printmaking techniques, blending my own archives with visual references from popular culture, to evoke often intense feelings of longing and nostalgia in the viewer. Cinematically stylised, as though viewed through a filmic lens, the works seem to operate as a portal into a sunshine tinted era of times gone-by.
Many of my works depict scenes and iconography associated with California; a place of great significance both in my artistic practice and in my life. I have long been enthralled by the glamour of this seductive land; its magnetising history of stardom and beauty, its heat, and its promise that even your wildest dreams can come true.
My work investigates themes of escapism, playfully pairing the everyday with themes of Pop, invented narrative and romance. The fusion of these mediums and subject matter aims to blur the line between fiction and fact; between art and life.