Within my current art practice, I am immersed in attempting to capture fleeting moments perceived within a specific space and duration of time. These short-lived and passing moments are often beautiful moments of time that quickly vanish and are almost impossible to capture. Through a process of drawing and painting where colour, touch, atmosphere, subtle movement and sensitivity to how materials are used is highly important. My art practice allows me to experiment with expressing and recording the emotional temperature in a specific environment through the depiction and re-creation of images from my memory.
I take great joy in researching approaches from European Impressionist painting from around the turn of the nineteenth century with more contemporary painting where ideas surrounding atmosphere and memory allow the viewer to immerse themselves in the painting and not as a representation of a particular landscape. The gradually built up and complex surface invites the viewer to travel between these precious and easily overlooked moments of time in the painting. On the other hand, it is to achieve a sense of nature and people shining and looking at each other through the repeated narration of certain specific elements in the landscape.