My art practice currently consists of two distinct styles which both originate from a very free hand. I create a combination of abstract acrylic paintings on canvas and smaller ink illustrations on paper.
My abstract paintings are brought to life through use of bright colour, mark making and layering to achieve interesting textures and abstract formations. I tend not to plan my paintings, preferring to paint intuitively and spontaneously. Each artwork is unique and has been created dependent on my mood, my environment and the colours I am drawn to at the time. Through movement and form, circular shapes are often melded together to achieve a sense of flow within each artwork. I like to think that each artwork can be interpreted a number of ways depending on the person viewing it. Individuals will see something different in each work and can use their imagination to find their own images and stories within.
Through my ink illustrations I like to merge architecture and its landscape into surrealistic scenes which are instantly recognisable but unique in their own representation. Using illustration techniques to recreate where light and dark are applied, I aim to achieve a dreamlike quality that is extremely free in its application. By working almost back to front, my illustrations are created through a number of ink layers that often take on a form of their own. I love the process of experimenting with ink and the colour formations and textures that can be created. Every drawing has its own unique flow of ink combinations and their resulting synergy.