"My paintings occupy a space where reality, imagination and memory all hold equal tenancy. The tension between realism and abstraction, place and non-place, coupled with my interest in introducing memory and imagination into my paintings manifests in the disrupted quality that I emphasise with either the paint or the format of the painting.
My status as immigrant informs my work, exploring loss of the familiar with the excitement of new opportunities, linking them through the vehicle of landscape. The image is recognisably familiar to be comforting but different in a way that keeps the viewer interest and invested in establishing a personal understanding.
I like the tension between suggestion and representation and focus on being inventive with my application of paint and experimenting with my materials whist painting the same subject matter and visiting dominant themes. I work on multiple paintings simultaneously as it is an exciting way to progress an idea.
The painting process has to be fresh and interesting :I favour oils , build up layers, scape back, move it around and use my tools creatively to make marks that remain in the finished painting. I suggest both the unknown and the known in the atmosphere, but with emphasis on suggestion. "