My work reflects my relationship with the natural world and the emotions it inspires. I’m interested in detail and embellishment, order and chaos. I look at my subject matter and think about how many different ways it can be represented. Representation itself fascinates me. You can approach one subject matter through a prism of ideas. I’m obsessed with the artistic brain, what makes it tick and love the doors that are being opened through current neuroscience research. If I’m painting a blackbird, I’m thinking about his song, the way it makes me feel and the frenetic energy and interaction that can be seen by observing another species, that inhabits our shared world. I’m a big lover of colour always looking for balance and harmony, but pulling in the odd discordant note to tie in the composition. I love bright, edgy, florals and fuse them with elements from different eras.