My abstract work is informed by the mind-body connection; what we energetically hold on to in the body, and what can happen when it’s physically released through movement.
The challenge for me is to tune in to these subtleties within, lingering on them long enough that they can then transfer onto the canvas/paper. This process of painting has become more interesting and informative than the painting itself. This stream of consciousness painting forces me to follow my gut instinct, to listen more intuitively, and has become a way of documenting the rhythm of the way my mind moves, like an alternative form of meditation.
My sketchbook gives me an opportunity to look outward – to absorb the visual delights of my surroundings, and record them on paper. They are layered in the ever-changing flux of time and carry a playful interpretation of these fleeting moments with a sense of permanence.