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.
I am attracted to the busyness and complexity of cities and group scenes. For me, how the subject matter is presented is more important than the subject matter itself, which is why some works are abstracted beyond recognition. 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.