People are the subjects of my work, with a focus on the blurring and shifting boundaries between the private and public experience. My inspiration is drawn from daily encounters and observations such as social gatherings, images and snippets on social media. All these influences generate ideas for themes that I can build upon, “dress-up” and weave into my work.
I develop my paintings in layers using various tools such as rollers, squeegees and scrapers, to apply paint
I often combine elements of printmaking into a painting using collage, printed impressions from fabrics and embossed papers.
Everything about the way I work (both technique and subject) is motivated by the desire to reveal or “bring something to light.” Thus my process involves layering then scraping back, building then excavating; otherwise peeling back layers to “carve out” and reveal something hidden beneath the surface.
This series has been developed using printmaking, drawing and painting and fusions of all these.
I have been working with all kinds of mediums and scale from miniature to 9 feet x 6 feet
The mediums I work with are;
Printmaking – such as; collagraph, wood cut, etching and monotype.
Drawing – charcoal combined with various mixed media.
Painting – using oil and acrylic -In some of my work I have used some collage material such as a fabric and/ or embossed and printed papers
There are many options/ combinations that can be discussed based on the above.