The impetus for my work comes from the outdoors. Things outside myself help me feel myself and this is what I paint. I am after a palatable sense of "realness" and wish to locate this in as clear of a way as possible.
In paintings I mingle architectural and natural forms- things that are in my daily periphery. They play with spatial and coloristic expectations but also strive to create something new that is born from both.
When this works I can see glimmers of how a painting can be conceptual and physical at the same time, much in the way that we live in our own bodies.
So this is how I approach painting. It’s not that I am painting a ‘landscape,’ it’s that I know I am fundamentally a part of it all and the reason for painting is to find out a little bit more about that.