My current work deals with themes of confinement and escape. Moving on from the enclosures of formal gardens, they show interiors filled with furniture including tables laden with objects, chairs and sofas, chests and lamps. Often there is a window framed by curtains or a mirror reflecting another part of the room or an open doorway; these all provide escape routes. Sometimes there are people in the room – daydreaming or conversing.
The paintings have strong abstract elements and are constructed from a mixture of observed reality and imagination. Colour and form play a large part in decision making, often allowing the narrative to emerge. The final pieces are dreamlike and theatrical and speak of memory and desire.