Flowers continue to inspire my work. I have always been fascinated by the life cycle of flowers and in particular the forms they take at different stages of their lives, a bit like us. My paintings are an extension of my feelings and I draw inspiration from my family and people close to me.
In my new body of work I have produced smaller oil paintings, and framed drawings. The smaller paintings are more robust and represent a stronger sense of self with no apologies for their extravagant colours. I use bold backgrounds in my oil paintings and drawings with the purpose to push the flowers into the foreground. The framed drawings are delicate and reflect the fragile nature of flowers. I have decided to leave the flowers colourless to draw attention to their form and curves. Sections of my paintings are left as raw canvas or paper; this technique gives my work the sense of depth and light. The raw canvas takes on it's own organic form within each painting. One of the key elements in my work is the horizontal axis that is created by canvas being stretched over three quarters of the hardboard frame; this creates a solid anchor for the flowers.