Drawing from a deep fascination for the workings of the mind and body, has led me to focus my painting practise around the concept of 'memory', a process which is visualised internally. Through mark making and painterley processes, the intention is to realise the concept in an outwardly visual and tactile way. I am also interested in the transience of experience and how time runs through the act of painting. The motif itself transforms and adapts according to the methods and materials used, forming a flexible structure for the work. The unfolding process and transformation of the painting often becomes more important than the initial idea.
Through the use of textured surfaces and wallpaper, my intention is to create a resonance between artifice, de-contextualisation and the accepted processes of painting. The familiar associations which these surfaces ihave, create a kind of visual narrative or framework in which ideas relating to the constantly changing and fragile nature of our memories, can be explored.