My artwork is inspired by a love of the sensuality of oil paint, a desire to use paint and brushwork to convey emotion, and a strong interest in the natural world. I have a fascination with the female form that is complemented by a modern dance practice. It seems to me my painting is actually something in
between painting and drawing – I work quickly with movement and gesture rather than slowly building up forms and layers. In my mixed-media pieces I am interested in the vintage, the faded, and the miniature. Other aspects that find their way into my artmaking are writing, decoration, fashion and costume, symbolism, and the graphic arts. Influences include Matisse, Vuillard, and Odilon Redon.