The figure has remained one of my cornerstone subjects, so it is not surprising that I would incorporate people into my paintings. I have found people and interpersonal relationships difficult for as long as I can remember. Even in my more abstract paintings there is the energy of a physical presence. The process is very physical. I feel it is me that I am leaving on the canvas.


My work is autobiographical in the context of my recovery and journey to being a whole person. Painting has so many elements in it that I find effective for accessing a certain mood or energy. I don’t step back until I feel I have something to look at. I don’t edit my thoughts and I have tried, in the past, to find the most awkward colours that still work together in harmony.