My work is concerned with figuration and the representation of the world. This takes the form of portraits. I am interested in composition and the way that colour, line, mark and texture can be used to evoke a narrative or emotion.
I am interested in the idea that paintings can be read and that they have layers of meaning once you begin to understand the references within them. My work often makes references to art history, literature, classicism and symbolism to bring an understanding of the personality or life experience of the sitter.
I work to commission to produce portraits. The painting is produced through a client consultation process to discuss how they want to be represented. Once ideas are agreed a photo shoot is arranged and the resulting images are then used in the studio to produce the work.