The boundaries of painting excite me. Using oils and a canvas together with more contemporary techniques, I aim to put my own perspective on something that's been done for centuries: portraiture. As a starting point, I photograph my subjects in the same way as Francis Bacon. I feel that photographs are merely a record of my subject and so I do not use them as illustration.
My work consists of a fusion of portraiture, personal passions and subjects that intrigue me. These particular subjects include film, human identity, the human figure and luxury living. When painting portraiture I also aim to include the interests and passions of the sitter in order to add a bespoke and unique layer of depth. I aim for the viewer to find the symbolism in my work, whilst simultaneously forming their own narrative.