Work has been busy in the studio over the last few months. I have been creating a new series of paintings stemming from previous study and collaborations within the science world, that has now merged with a current interest in organic plant/organism growth. In particular this new work is influenced by the delicate balance within the ecosystem that is required for coral reefs to thrive. I feel such a deep sadness that areas of such wonder and beauty are slowly dying and will be lost to future generations. As a result my work has started taking on a much more organic form, moving and flowing across the surface, sometimes structures merging or entwining.
As an artist there are many thoughts and influences which come out in my work, one of which is memories from childhood. It has become clear to me that years of working on colouring books and jigsaw puzzles with my grandfather as a child, has developed an attention to detail and patience that has somehow embedded itself into my subconscious. I find a deep satisfaction in creating complex pieces that become an immersive experience not only for me to create, but also for the viewer.