I make pictures of the human figure, both male and female, in isolation and in groups. Painted and drawn from close observation, these subjects, often models in the studio, are placed in a variety of settings and combinations in order to explore and express various themes. I draw on a variety of source material, from art history, film and everyday life.
I work in oil paint, watercolour and drawing media. I am interested in their expressive handling properties and transformative effects.
These paintings show how people are, or how they perceive themselves to be. I am fascinated by appearance, the clues it gives and its endless variety of psychological expression.
This is a series of paintings of nude figures in a landscape, a schematic and loosely rendered grove, the classical setting for many mythological encounters.
The figures interact: they gesture, look and engage in a dialogue that could be conspiratorial. There is a sense of something about to happen, that they are anticipating an event or planned enterprise, or are challenging each other. In some instances, the figures are paired with themselves, suggesting that this dialogue is internal and dreamlike.