I find myself drawn towards themes that are based around uneasy psychological locations and situations. I am deeply attracted to the works by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Edvard Munch, Dostoevsky, Herman Melville's - Moby Dick and Francis Bacon. The film Songs from the Second Floor by Roy Anderson has also informed my work.

These artists inspire me through their use of atmosphere, troubled tension and dread. I feel the need to create in order for my art also to have a similar intensity and feeling.

At the present time the way I approach my practice is in two ways. One involves painting and drawing in a spontaneous manner, sometimes working directly on the canvas without preliminary sketches. However I will have spent a considerable amount of time on meticulous research into my chosen subjects.

I also have a tendency to touch upon the theme of Romanticism, which was the subject of my dissertation. At the present I am reading Romantic Conceptualism. The Situationists and the City by Tom McDonough. Myth and Metropolis: Walter Benjamin and the City by Graeme Gillochal. I feel that these artists and authors have also enhanced my practice through their complex analyse and their thinking.

The other way that I address my work is through my interest in symbolism. Through this section of my work I deal with story telling through the use of irony and humour.

I am seeking within these narratives to explore consumerism, materialism, environmental issues and the psychological consequences on the human psyche. Also I’m closely looking at the dynamics between the ambiguous tensions that are interlinked within these areas.

Throughout my work I am constantly searching for and longing to capture that moment which gives a sense of knowing but which is conversely complex in it's ambiguity.