My painting practice is rooted in an interest in cultural histories and mythologies with a focus on queer and female/feminist identity and culture and how it relates to the world at large. I create narrative, symbolic and fantastical worlds with new or adapted characters, objects and environments to find meaning in the current societal and personal predicaments we face. The subject matter in my work matter includes queer and displaced peoples, the undervalued or forgotten, female heroines and goddesses, mythological creatures, animals and nature. The work often starts from a deeply personal place and then elevates into a global story.
I paint intuitively by first laying down colour and then working into it with paint, glitter or collage to develop the figures and narrative. The vibrant colour in my paintings I regard as queer colour, an influence of LGBTQ culture, whereas, the lyrical quality and movement within the paintings I attribute to my obsessive love of music; a constant influence while working. The finished pieces can contain an otherworldly feeling, unbridled emotion, dark humour, a biting or underlying commentary or an idea of what is precious.