My work is inspired by my attraction of ‘different’. The movement and rhythm of crowds, how a single feature like red hair or a red shirt can distinguish someone from the masses.
Sometimes the mass of people constitute a pattern. We are all similar but different. Upon seeing many people in a crowd, it is hard to see an individual at first glance, but when looking closer, a distinction and contrast of each person can be seen.
When painting, my goal is to create a picture that goes beyond what is immediately visible, where a figurative painting is pulled from its conventional form and deconstructed into parts, marks, drips and mishaps overtake the centrality of the figure.
Recently, concepts unrelated to figurative painting have taken precedence in my work such as an exploration of colour, shifting perspectives, a reduction of forms and inventiveness with respect to format.