I am an intuitive abstract artist based in South Australia, and I use my art practice as a way to process the world and find my place within it. A combination of both natural and urban worlds form the inspiration for much of my work, portraying a rich and vivid inner world.
Painting is a journey of self discovery and introspection. The process is a series of layers, beginning with highly experimental gestural marks using paint, pencil, oil pastels and charcoal in vivid colours, with further layers that refine and balance the piece using value and colour. After adding layers, I scratch back through the layers using pottery tools, screwdrivers, and sandpaper, to retain looseness and uncover the layers and colours beneath. The combination of gestural marks, layers of paint, and scratching gives the work an industrial tactile texture.
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