"I am passionate about painting portraits that look beyond one’s reality, creating someone or something one can live into. I am fascinated in how portraits can empower and act as a positive reinforcement of what one wants.
I am drawn to paint certain people in my life, I spend time getting to know how they want to see themselves, what inspires them and what their truest and “Giant” self looks like. It’s a co-creation. Each character is represented differently through varying brushstrokes, palette and compositional imagery. My portraits are continual explorations of colour, form and texture. I am currently investigating how far I can stretch the form whilst still holding the essence of a person.
I like to make the mundane - magical, using bright vivacious colours, painting in a hot pink sky, for example. Some of my landscapes and scenes lean towards the fantastical. Into places we have not yet visited, yet we feel connected to. Insinuating a dream, deja vu or another life. I like to play with the fine line between our reality and other worlds."