My self-portraits are reflections of my internal landscape and catharsis for my perseverations. Conceptually layered, surreal and often subtly satirical, these paintings explore my journey, as a bleeding heart in a fragile body, through an increasingly toxic world.
My compositions are carefully contrived; from design and construction of elaborate props to palette choice and conceptual devices. I relish the craft of creating a visual narrative within a singular, static image. Similarly, I love the interplay between contemplative space and ornate detail, the juxtaposition of the commonplace with the wonderfully strange.
There is a dichotomy between the warrior and the acutely vulnerable that often underpins my representation of self. Mine is a world where bold female archetypes, psychological machinations and the ever-evolving trials of this contemporary epoch collide in a timeless grasp for identity that bestrides the bounds of the ordinary.