Every painting is an intuitive experiment in layers of colour, shape and texture. I often draw inspiration from nature, life events or the way my surroundings might appear through water or glass. I approach a blank canvas intuitively with no preconceived notion of the end result – instead, I allow the work to lead and I follow. I love to build up colour and at times, layered washes of colour are allowed to interact unpredictably, then coaxed into shapes to create depth. There is a definite chaos as each work evolves until eventually a visual order seems to emerge."