I paint observations of life, particularly the adventures of childhood, the experiences of growing up along the life journey, and carving out a story. I'm fascinated with the use of metaphors to illustrate these stories, which can allow for different interpretations from one person to the next.
Painting the characters in a naive, cartoon like style helps represent the childhood aspect of the work, adding humour and accentuating the innocence of children. My paintings are thought provoking and allow the viewer to get lost in their imagination and maybe take them back to a simpler time.
I like to keep the background clean and sparse, free of any real landscape. It means the essence of the narrative, often with the use of objects and symbols, and the children themselves are the focus of the viewer's attention.