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My paintings and drawings derive from the natural world around me, from the need to use colour, from plant and ephemeral organic matter, from clothing and fashion, from music and from life itself.

My love for all these things combined with my familiarity of the feel and smell of paint and pigment {and hardware stores} is why Iím able to express these things in the paintings I make.

I'm constantly challenged by balancing and including the figurative, the abstraction, and the painterly expressionism. Each painting I make seems like a revelation, where there is something to be learnt from the process, and I take something from that painting into the next one.

Although driven by love of colour, paint and organic matter, the paintings are created out of necessity to verbalize something for which no words exist. The ambigous titles, which the paintings whisper, suggest all of this.

"Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art." - A Warhol