My work takes inspiration from the history of art and human settlements, material culture, and the interplay between our built environment and the natural world. I hope to use my work to nurture interest and promote dialogue on environmental and social concerns. I work primarily with graphite, employing the tactility and immense versatility of this medium to create visual environments that are infused with subtle feeling and memory.
The tools I use often are graphite pencils, technical pencils, charcoal, and hot-press watercolour paper. My approach to creating a drawing always starts with laying out rough form, and then begins a process of gradually bringing out the image—as though drawing it out of a fog. The tools and techniques I use emphasise the tactile quality of putting pigment to paper, balancing this measured spontaneity with areas of careful detail. For client illustrations and design, I will sometimes scan and edit my art digitally to bring in colour, but my gallery work is always entirely hand done.