I’m a contemporary figurative artist working in oil on canvas. I find my work to be informed by the creeping influence of the digital realm. This sphere that we participate in casually within our day to day life seeps into our unconscious and I feel this influences my artistic practise. Whilst browsing through feeds and skimming streams of data I am constantly soaking up ideas and finding relationships, imagined narratives between disparate threads of information, fragments of pictures, colours and these are used as my references. Oil paint acts as a conduit through which I am able to convey the fleetingness and allure of beauty. I hope to incite emotion through my choice of imagery and colour palette. Whilst the ideas, hopes and intentions of the action are transient the painting remains constant. I paint primarily male subjects; I feel my work seeks to bring balance to the realm of portraiture which is saturated with paintings of women by heterosexual male artists.