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I am fascinated by light, reflection, and the interplay of overlaid images, especially pattern. It is the suggestion of an alternative world existing alongside every-day reality that captivates me and remains a constant source of inspiration.

I paint shadowy figures merging into the fabric of their surroundings, making it impossible to determine where one ends and the other begins.

The images I paint are alluring and stylish. Figures, largely female, are taken from the worlds of film, fashion and glamour modelling. I paint on patterned furnishing fabrics using layers of transparent paint to explore the interplay between overlaid images and exploit my fascination with pattern.


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