“The artist’s mission must not be to produce an irrefutable solution to a problem, but to compel us to love life in all its countless and inexhaustible manifestations.” Tolstoy
Drawing is the basis and beginning of all my work.
Drawing is essential as a way of finding, recording and working out ideas, of getting to know a subject in an almost tactile sense, as a method of study and observation, as a means of reflection, experimentation and expression.
I am currently developing work in painting and bronze sculpture.
My practice for the past 20 years has involved painting, printmaking, performance, installation, costume and set design for stage (drag, carnival, theatre and dance), interactive digital media, film and animation. The breadth of these experiences and skills underpin the range of my practice and ambitions.
I’m motivated by curiosity and a carnivalesque sense of a world. That feeling from childhood of people, things and places being mysterious, unexplored, full of potential for transformation and the imaginative possibilities inherent in the mundane and familiar.