Influenced by nature, colour and music embodied in abstract painting for the human qualities it possesses. I enjoy the power of colour and human touch through mark-making to affect mood through emotions, which still act as vital signals for survival. Interests lie in psychology and the human nervous system, which has barely changed in thousands of years. Altered modes of communication have, impacting our senses and systems through visceral responses to both fake and authentic words and images.
Vibrant colour can penetrate the unconscious mind, triggering unconscious thoughts, mapping inner states of the Self by making unconscious thoughts conscious. The importance of social bonds to share ideas and underpin our place in the environment has a direct link to paintings role in human history, as an important mode of communication. I am interested in how we can reclaim the powerful beginnings of the tradition of painting as a tool, woven into the fabric of time.