I am a strong woman hiding a fragile individual with a myriad of regrets, hurts and unfulfilled desires, who seeks resolution through her art. My work is a series of emotional self-portraits trying to resolve a dichotomy in self, in the belief that it will resonate with others.
Knowing my subject intimately, the female face (facets), body (formats), relationships (frames) and the random (fragments), I use it to express the emotional spectrum which lies within the extremes of love and hate. Each work whether a series or an individual piece covers some aspect of this unquantifiable illusive phenomena, feelings.
In February 2014 on a field trip to Berlin, I saw the work of Karl Otto Gotz at the Neue Nationalgalerie and was intrigued by his technique of speed painting using acrylics and the ensuing spontaneity in his work. I have ever since embraced this technique as a starting point for all my paintings, adapting it to my practice and embellishing as the work demands. Technique, method, process… evolve with each new painting, and in spite of making copious notes I can never seem to replicate a previous work at a later date or particularly want to. I make within the moment without thought. My art reflects this.