The paintings don’t have end points; they continually evolve through the application of paint, in a struggle to find what only paint can display. Allowing aesthetic qualities on the canvas to determine my next action. The paintings sit in an area of tension between construction and destruction; they are over painted, erased, before being built up again. Each Layer of paint leaving remnants of what was there before, a glimpse of colour, or a notion of texture. The paintings evolve through references to experiences. I like the idea of the paint being in a constant transgression, slipping from one conclusion to the next, reflecting the fluid nature of the paint. Marks aren’t organized, encouraging the viewer to bring their own memories and emotions to the canvas, leaving them to decipher and question the ambiguous space in front of them.
I use my own experiences as source material, images from memory, nature or the everyday. Forming ideas and imagery through the process of drawings and painted studies. The paintings are directly influenced through these visual references; patterns, repetitions and forms are also key interest of mine. Investigating how these qualities are reflected through the process of painting as well as their formation physically. Establishing a conversation between my conscience and paint. Exploring whether through the action of painting a metaphor of experience can be expressed visually.