My work is a combination of painting, drawing, printmaking and photographs, which have been manipulated digitally. I have developed a uniquely individual approach, referencing both time honoured techniques and my own creative digital image making processes. My current series of work is called ‘Icons of Nature’. This series of work takes many ideas from the traditions of icon painting. The golden halos have turned into large abstract shapes that play on the pictorial surface with the same rhythms as they do in traditional icons, but in my work nature is the subject of worship, not human gods or saints.
As society begins to face up to the destruction it has wrought on the planet, my work – with its symphony of colour, gold leaf and pattern, and its layering of digital, painted images – encourages us to celebrate and hold on to precious icons from the natural world.