I see my work as an extension of my experience. As a graphic designer and a photographer, I established my compositional sensibilities while learning colour and contrast skills. At ACAD I was exposed to a more gestural way of making, and began a connection with charcoal and paint. I am now developing my own blend of representation and abstraction with two dimensional works on canvas.
Since I was a kid, I have always been "making" in some way or another. I got my start in the arts with theatre, though that didn't last long as I soon discovered and fell in love with making music. I spent time in my teenage years and early 20s touring the country in various bands, which led me to art school and to work as a sign maker.
At the moment I'm attracted to the busyness and complexity of cities and group scenes. I look for references that have enough detail to suit my style of abstraction and that feel good intuitively. The energy and illusion of movement in the work can be seen to emulate that of a city, group or an intricate machine, although I prefer to think of the work as a metaphor for our complicated minds.