I come from a fine art and film making background, initially focusing on painting.
I exhibited work with the support of Wolfson College, Oxford University, and Milton Keynes Arts Trust and took part in several open studio exhibitions. Later I used photographic collage, and then moved into film-making. I have made short films (both narrative and experimental). My work was presented by the British Council and funded by Southern Arts.
I am drawn to poetic forms of expression that are unsettling, seek to question and to order experience, whilst also subverting it. This developed from previous paintings that were surreal and metaphysical, to more recent work incorporating textual references to The Waste Land, Ulysses, and The Crow (Ted Hughes). Having gone through a breakdown in my past, I know what it is like to experience dislocation and want to seek order out of chaos.
I currently work almost exclusively through digital painting. I often start by drawing from life. I work using mobile and desktop tablets mixing gestural mark making and photographs, working with text (this is currently using fragments of poetry and references to music lyrics). I work the image up in layers, exploiting transparency, using collage, chance and erasure to build up the picture.