My painting is a desire to respond to everything I see, hear and intuit. In my work there’s a fluid, immediate response to what I see, which is then weighed in paint and form. The colours come from my original Southern African childhood. The subjects are local to where I live – Wood Green, Alexandra Palace, Crouch End. My narrative forms, often humorous, are tools I’ve honed from writing. My figures are often caught in bafflement, my buildings are often wonky. My work is also influenced by working in the health system, from a deep sense of compassion for our absurd humanity caught somewhere between earth and sky. I work in all media and on all structures, including walls and cars.