More often the subject of my paintings are people.
I do not solely aspire to capture a likeness or to create a study.
In my figure paintings I typically add an element of narrative or mystery that conveys the human experience on an emotional level. My work remains grounded in the world of the representational, and the tangible. However, I believe a painting should feel like a painting. I will alter elements such as colour, perspective, composition, and setting to best suit the particular mood of a work.
I prefer to let my work do the talking for me.
What motivates me is a desire to speak with an audience using my internal 'artistic' voice; in addition, it is the passion to create something that wasn't there before.