I see art as the unconscious filter of our experiences, material from the depths of our minds and souls, spread on canvas. As artists, we have the ability to translate subtle levels of consciousness into visuals that inspire and transform our realities to embrace the interdependent nature of our connections with each other and all life. I paint to connect with myself, with nature and to share the awe of this planet with others. Most images are reflections of an ancient desire to be connected with the mysteries of life, some I need to trawl for, but all are inspired by my craving for the enigmatic.
Apart from years of sketching, I have no formal training. I began last year after leaving the realm of ecological conservation, which, along with a degree in wildlife biology, has focused my attention and artwork on the repetitive, symmetrical and infinitely detailed nature of our world and minds. Most of my work ends up on the surreal/real end of the spectrum, as lucid and vivid expressions of my dreams, meditations and reality. Sometimes I just want to see something that life cannot or has yet to unveil to me. I work with acrylic but oil is quickly becoming the medium that most accurately translates my brain. I hope to create images that connect us with nature, that light up the brain and act like meat-tenderizers on our hearts. My goal is goosebumps.