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Artist Statement

My practice is concerned with the layers and structure of the urban landscape: the transience of the built environment in a relentless process of change.  I retain an element of drawing in my paintings - underpinning the structures with an emphasis on draughtsmanship. My process has evolved to incorporate monoprint techniques, creating a ghost image in ink, before being worked into with oils.

I search for overgrown, derelict subjects - places where disappearing buildings leave gap sites and wasteland.  Undertaking urban explorations is a key part of my practice, and recent work has involved exploring the edges of urban areas.  Bleak, industrial sites that have fallen out of use.  Structures left to deteriorate, overrun by plant life, I paint the accumulative layers of habitation, use and disuse.


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