What fascinates me is variations and diversity, both of subject and my approach to it. Sourcing diverse images from photography, film stills or tv. Since 2013 I decided to focus on drawing with charcoal and pastel. I wanted to limit my practice, to pare it down, to explore dry medium.
After eight years I have returned to using paints again which is my other passion. So now there is also variation through medium, enjoying the wet medium of paint in contrast to the dry medium of pastel or charcoal.
Translating from one media to another is exciting, and alters the way an image is received. I often change the scale and sometimes the colour dramatically from the original image so that it is viewed in a new way.
Repetition fascinates me as no repetition is ever the same, there will always be shifts and that is what captivates me. Exploring difference through a series of works from the same found image, there is always something new to discover, such as with variations on themes in music, or when the same play and actors perform a play repeatedly.
I am currently working on a series of Cherry blossom drawings and paintings, inspired by the photographer Tokihiro Sato who has kindly given me permission to work form his photographs.
My artworks are translations, I attempt to capture something from the original while imparting something new of my own.