In my practice the main themes I explore are movement, the natural world, the passing of time and the nature of paint. I’m interested in what paint does both visually and as a material itself. I’m interested in exploring these themes through making. In my practice I use mostly paint and printmaking, as well as drawing and documenting through photographs. I mainly use oil paints on canvas and I’m interested in exploring a painterly style of printmaking, capturing movement in my work. Documenting and experimenting are integral to my practice as I think these are very important elements to creating work. Generally, my work begins with documentation of a space or a thing. I go to what or where I am influenced by and take a large number of photographs. I bring these photographs back to the studio and here I develop my idea further using paint. I am interested in the making of art. I believe that the art begins with the initial idea. I think that what happens from the beginning of a project, through to the end is art, not just the final outcome. There is a large amount of work that cannot be seen in the final outcome of a piece that I think is important. The layers of painting underneath the final skin of paint are what makes the painting what it is. This idea and consideration influences my work greatly.