" I paint pictures and use common objects which explore relationships that are based on my interests in addressing past, personal experiences through the use of expanded self-portraiture.
Through my deep interest in dogmatic approaches to process, I follow ritualistic working practices that require certain rules to be observed and then ultimately questioned by the painted/unpainted surface. Repetition of the subject is a key element that forces me to revisit the themes and ideas and I strive to create work that encourages the viewer to question and wonder, to look and to engage, sometimes uncomfortably. Using self-portraiture provides the opportunity to explore and create a vision of my own domestic recollections and rules, positive or otherwise, and evaluate them within the context of making art.
The importance of connecting the objects associated with the paintings and the images produced is vital, and a developing sense of unease with the personal themes. Projects are conceived from a deep interest in the domestic aspect to the past and its subsequent effect on shaping a personal identity. Paintings and objects used in this expanded context offers the chance to guide the viewer through moments of despair and humour. Figures off centre in an indeterminate space reveal little and demonstrate a process driven metaphor that questions the erosion of identity and of nostalgia being a positive influence on recollections of the past."