My current work is inspired by our individual search for identity. It examines the loss of human connections through an ever increasing sense of isolation. It is also about the vulnerability, loneliness and suffering that exists in a world that has become increasingly tribal and totemic. The figures I paint are meant to feel both alive and lifeless. Together yet apart. This manifestly reflects a world that feels increasingly isolated, and yet, it is more connected than ever.
I paint my figures from life and enjoy hiring multiple people who have never met and capturing the tension of awkwardness of their nude encounter. This tension creates the kind of energy that fuels the current themes in my work. I use a combination of loose, gestural applications of oil paint, contrasted with more calculative, thick marks. Dramatic cool and warm color accents help created the kind of 'fleshiness' that I love and aims to give the figures in my work an honesty and revealing quality.