“My painting process begins with searching through photographs of the 1960s and 70s. My work is a 21st century post impressionism experience based on images from 20th century popular culture.
I paint quickly in order to record my own fluid sense of nostalgia for that specific time, thus creating an intimate relationship between content and surface.
My work focuses on the gaze from a female perspective. I source my subject matter from vintage sewing and fashion magazines. Through the process of painting I feel I am trying to possess my subjects. I attempt to bring the subjects in the photographs which could be viewed as dead back to life. I question if this is a form of self extension, using other more glamorous women to represent myself in order to rose tint reality or whether I am exploring deeper theories of female stereotypes and gender identity.”