I will be showing at Queens Park Arts Centre in Aylesbury in April and May, at Mentmore Arts Festival in May and at Leighton Buzzard Art Society in October.
I use paint to explore themes of identity, internal narrative and reflection. My favourite subjects are portraits and animals, because with these I can capture a moment of communication between sitter and viewer.
I work mostly in oils on canvas, although ink and charcoal sketches are a big feature in my studio practice too. My paintings feature strong colours and brushstrokes to match the strong characters portrayed.
I love the portraits of Cezanne, Van Gogh and Munch and the way that oil paint's vibrant colours and texture can express a mood and capture a moment.
My paintings are intended to make the viewer take a moment to consider the subject's personal identity and what they may be feeling or thinking, building a habit of empathy.