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"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose through him"

Carl Jung

I work mainly with oil paint and sand on canvas creating emotionally charged abstract paintings. The contrast of these two textures excites me and supports my passion for play and the unpredictable.  I begin with a vision which gets blown gently away by surrendering to the process.

 

The initial stage of my work is floor based due to the nature of working with loose sand and oil paint. By using my hands for most of my process I am encouraged into a child like state. The repetition of physical movement whilst applying the mix and physical sensations often lead me into a meditative state. Although the subject matter is often deeply profound and intense the process is often extremely playful and open to risk taking.

 

I'm deeply curious about the subconscious, driven by self improvement and seek to uncover both personal and universal human emotions and states of being. I'm inspired by what lies in the darkness of our subconsciousness and the idea of the collective unconsciousness. 

 

My work allows me to process feelings which are grounded in profound life experiences. I am keen to explore a rich palette of feelings; those that live in the light and the dark.

 

My process is central to my healing and spiritual journey with the hope of offering profound spaces of contemplation and connection for those experiencing my work.

With a mostly spontaneous and experimental approach  I am in dialogue with my work throughout the process; I like to think of it as a dance. The media often guides me until the work reaches an inspired point of completion and resolution.

As well as wanting to create work which allows for deep reflection, connection and contemplation, I also hope that others can relate to my expressions of feelings and states of being and find comfort in being part of human consciousness.