The current subject of my work is to portray the figure.

My work is based on my perceptions, with a focus on form and contrast.  I love the immediacy of working from life, capturing the essence of the body’s form using gestural mark-making; working with black ink on wet paper, which can have a rhythm and speed for creating, also the dark, bare starkness of compressed charcoal.  I aim to give a sense of the person as subject, and also my own state of mind – whether positive or negative at that moment.

Previous works have been more concerned with colour, finding harmony within my choice of subject matter, figurative or abstract.