My inspiration comes from many sources, often it is something I have seen on a day out, or holiday, but it equally could be something closer to home that I have found in my kitchen cupboards. It is not one particular subject that draws me, but rather what i see in it, what I can do with it, and how I can represent it. Likewise I do not work in one media, but instead choosing to let the subject dictate to me what I should use, rather than me asserting my choice on it.
Whilst my source material and mediums may vary, it is often patterns and rhythms that I notice, creating an abstract quality to my work. I consider my compositions carefully, cropping images, and experimenting with different shapes, sizes and viewpoints to create impact and drama. My work is figurative in style and based on alifelong obsession with drawing, I would go as far as to describe my paintings as drawings done with a brush. I aim for an element of realism in my work, and whilst they may at first appear photographic, when viewed up close they are often surprisingly loose, preferring instead to create an illusion of detail.