I consider my work to be representational, existential and speaking of the intangible. I often think about the act of mark making to be a meditative and expressive experience, in which I gain certain understandings about myself and explore deeper notions circulating in the collective consciousness. I try to make honest work that acts as an open conversation, suspended within the zeitgeist.
I often work between a series of multiverses, connected by symbolism. The work questions what it means to be human. I find it important to speak truth, using beauty as a catalyst to create dialogue that addresses difficult realities. I work within a contemporary narrative, but use a classical painting technique.
I work in many layers, whether it is with oils, charcoal, pastel or graphite.
During the act of creation, each element of the painting is conversing. The paint, the composition, the brushwork, the textures, the way the light effects an object. Every component is telling a story, and I live for that exact moment when the work begins to speak in the most profound way.
My work is held in collections in Australia and Internationally.
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