In my studio practice I strive to create bold, vibrant, enigmatic works. Painting on multiple canvases during a studio session allows me to examine the combined effect of complementary colours, brushwork, and composition. Through the application of vibrant hues by scraping, impasto application, pouring and reworking the paint at different stages of the drying process allows me to continually engage and evolve with the work. My gestural marks emphasise my reaction to the colours that I work with. There are elements of transcendence within my works as they transport me towards an introspective, intimate investigation of my own state of being. I often find that I am confronted with my own feelings rather abruptly within the painting process; and it is through that process that I seek to contextualise myself within a given space.
Each work prompts questions of belonging, comfort, intimacy, sadness, and anger. These pieces serve as a reflection of the environment which I find myself within. Through the exploration of differing colour palettes as well as paint application, I seek to anchor the viewer in one specific moment, allowing them to pause and reflect. I draw inspiration from artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam and Mongezi Ncaphayi, who all highlight my interest in lyrical abstraction by their colour choice and emotive mark making.