HONOURING DOMESTICITY

ALL THAT MATTERS ABOUT ME
ALL THAT MATTERS ABOUT ME
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1000mm x 700mm
DRUG BUST
DRUG BUST
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A FOOT IN THE DOOR
A FOOT IN THE DOOR
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FLIRTY PRETTY THINGS
FLIRTY PRETTY THINGS
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IT TAKES MORE THAN A CHIP CHINA
IT TAKES MORE THAN A CHIP CHINA
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GLOBAL WARMING
GLOBAL WARMING
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PLAN TO GROW THE FUTURE
PLAN TO GROW THE FUTURE
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REALITY BITES
REALITY BITES
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STARTING TO CARE FOR THE EARTH
STARTING TO CARE FOR THE EARTH
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IMAGINE THE FUTURE
IMAGINE THE FUTURE
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THE FAIRYTALE CONTINUES
THE FAIRYTALE CONTINUES
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THE TIME IS NOW
THE TIME IS NOW
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500mm x 700mm
WHEN ITS COOKED, GET OUT
WHEN ITS COOKED, GET OUT
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500mm x 700mm
SOMETIMES HOPE IS FOUND IN THE MOST UNLIKELY OF PLACES
SOMETIMES HOPE IS FOUND IN THE MOST UNLIKELY OF PLACES
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1.200mm x 900mm
THE BUCK STOPS HERE
THE BUCK STOPS HERE
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800mm x 1000mm
PUSH YOUR BRAND FOR SUCCESS
PUSH YOUR BRAND FOR SUCCESS
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700mm x 700mm

Snapshots taken of my surroundings and unexpected nuances in my space, are the ideas I use to capture the intimacy of my life. These are the sources for my composition in my artworks. Contemporary reality reflected through the media, and the domestic reality in my personal world, are juxtaposed, to form objects and words in my painting.

For me, a headline, a caption or a statement may shift from its original context and move into my awareness with new significance. The text is partnered with objects of my world, objects that are both functional and those that are purely aesthetic.

These words set up new and surprising meanings through the play on their ambiguity. Arbitrary shapes float on the picture surface, creating the unexpected.

Central to this work is the painterly process, the possibility that oil painting has of bringing into existence or of wiping away – akin to the thought process. The continuous creating and obliterating nature of the medium, the potential for the medium to generate ideas and the erasure through layering and over painting, resonates deeply with me.

Colour and texture, intrinsic to the objects that I have chosen to have in my personal space are transferred into my paintings through the use of paint that I manipulate to form objects. Words splatter over the surface, pun and satirize the objects.

Here I honour domesticity and raise it to another level of consciousness, hoping to delight and amuse and enlighten my viewer.