A B O U T T H E A R T W O R K
"I typically work in a traditional style, as I love to emphasise detail and capture their realistic and natural beauty. In my paintings of people (mainly self-portraits) however, I differ slightly from tradition and focus more on expressionism. These works are more personal; I explore my feelings of insecurity and fear. These feelings arise when ideas of "beauty" are directed at the self, and so I explore the troubles of how one sees themselves, and how they are seen by others. My still life paintings are also personal, for example I paint the contents of my pockets over a week, showing numerous lighters. It reveals my dependency on smoking tobacco. I would paint the lighters as close to a photograph as possible, to clearly show, and perhaps even beautify, a habit which seems to be in opposition to beauty altogether.
On a lighter note! My new ink portraits feature my most respected artists, composers, psychologists and philosophers; all whom have inspired me with their powerful words, music and art. I also captured my favourite entertainers in Coloured Pencils, which I thoroughly enjoy. To create a series in honour of their contributions to humanity has been a pleasure, and the series will likely keep growing. I am in love with art."