I am interested in the body and its expression. For the last ten years, my main focus in making art has been a fascination with the human figure. I believe that we express our unique, personal narratives through body language. In my artwork I try to connect the sitter with the viewer through the captured energy of mark-making. Mostly working from life, I use clay (or occasionally soft wax) to sculpt the human form. Once the modelling is completed I usually patinate the surfaces with oil paint and soft wax. Although I will often draw and sculpt the same sitter, I don’t generally make preparatory drawings for a piece, although sometimes I will make quick sketches in clay to work out sculpture ideas.