I have always turned to self-portraiture, familiar yet confronting, as the modality through which I can best express my concepts.
These 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 the 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. I am the canary uncaged traversing the untamed wilds between fragility and freedom. 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.