I am an oil painter whose work sits somewhere between the abstract and non-objective. I am inspired by music and architecture and how they have an impact of my everyday life. In terms of architecture, I am heavily influenced by the shapes, formations and structures that can be found within it and how its creative process is similar to painting. Music has great significance in my life; and I am intrigued with how it impacts my practice. I question the relationship between painting, architecture and music. While painting, I enjoy creating irregular shapes and formations, most of which are subconsciously informed from my architectural surroundings and the music I listen to in my everyday life. As the paintings develop, they create a landscape; I see them as an alternative, constructed landscape which strangely resembles that which can be recognised in reality. Personal experiences and objects in my possession also seem to creep subconsciously into my paintings.
I have always questioned the painting’s structure. I don’t believe that a painting should just be painted onto a stretcher just as a means of display, I believe that the stretcher the paintings inhabit, are just as much part of the painting as the imagery depicted. Therefore, I decided to experiment with its formation and created works whereby I constructed stretchers which have an additional stretcher inside. These structures compliment the shapes and formations I am painting in terms of the architecture I am influenced by.
I name my paintings after my favourite songs. The painting’s name will often be derived from whichever song I have made a connection with during its development. My energetic and dynamic works convey the elements of painting, architecture and music, and aim to communicate the relationship they each share, while also encouraging the viewer to interpret the works based of their own experiences.