I like to begin my pictures based on things in the natural world that engage me, including the weather and the ocean. From here I draw and paint what I feel, think and know and let my work direct me as much as I direct it, trying to balance the two.
In my most recent paintings, I began by using designs based in the Japanese folk art tradition, specifically the rose pattern from a kimono that belonged to my aunt. I've been preoccupied with the single line for some time now- a kind of breaking down of the fabric into its single threads.
There is an element of the task-oriented/labour intensive in my work.