Using a mix of automatist techniques, drawing and photography, I borrow elements from history and autobiographical references to explore the transitory and some times chaotic nature of life. Within this struggle of being alive, there are often periods of fallow and death, both vital to the process of renewal – ‘for a rose to flourish, it must first lose it’s petals’.

My work is a celebration of this flow in life, bound up in hope, anxiety, love and death. I use a variety of surface materials, colour and mark making to convey different moods and emotions. Blurring the lines between reality and fiction, I paint expressive, dreamlike worlds, which aim to capture a brief moment in time, like a still from a scene in an opera or play.

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