My work develops from found and sought images originating from endless media resources. Magazines, old newspaper clippings, photographs are collected from outings, tangential research and my immediate surroundings.
‘Mal-adjusted’with colour and shape, my works are constructed from an image or an initial sketch and a sense of intuitiveness and immediacy is maintained within the final work.
When the adaptation onto canvas is inappropriate the painting becomes a battle. Further content is added to improve the compositional arrangement, deletion of specific areas and layers are applied.
Revealing the tension between the subject matter- I rely on the medium of photography to capture a split second moment in time , immortalising that moment in the medium of paint.
Using multiple photographic images within one painting intentionally creates misshapen relationships and narratives. These characteristics create a refreshing painting style that is consumed with influence, contemporary issues and visual culture