On a base level, an object is purely an arrangement of materials for a functional or aesthetic use. It may begin as this, however as soon as it is owned, it develops an empathetic, symbiotic relationship with its owner which waxes and wanes over time. The objects a person brings with them, and the domestic rituals performed with them, is often what makes their space feel like home.
My work combines drawing, traditional techniques and screen print to examine the relationship people have with their spaces and their chosen objects. I see the home as a site of performance, and seek to question and capture the intricacies of domestic life, the rituals of home, and the balance between control and comfort often present in these spaces. I use these inspirations to create portraits and still life scenes.
My work is bright and celebratory, with a focus on colour and composition.I question depth, with an aim to strike a balance of uncanny perspective. I enjoy depicting still life and portraiture with a contemporary outlook, with the aim of presenting a relatable, 'lived in' experience. The practice is informed by artists such as David Hockney, Lisa Brice and Tim Mara, and I am drawn to narrative storytelling as seen in traditional Dutch Masters as well as Georgian and Regency portraiture.
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