Artist Statement 06.04.2022


I am a painter, I also make large drawings in charcoal and pastel.

When I paint I layer up background colours, occasionally painting over older pieces. I then work into these with oil pastels and more opaque layers of paint, trying to create depth and shape. Something almost figurative appears but is then lost again.

The work I make is about emotion, experiences I have had and my feelings about these. I use colour to talk about it. I am trying to find a conversation between colours, how they interact with one another and why- what this tells me and how I can better communicate what I want to say. It’s not literal, people are complicated things, so it’s a journey, each piece a part of the puzzle.