The daily process of drawing and painting from life is central to my practice. My work develops through observational study and intuitive ways of working. I value the practice of painting as one which creates a space for enquiry and connection to the visual world, the exploration of colour and form, the play of light- there is a sense of touch and emotion which can be communicated through the material. I am interested in the intuitive nature of colour, how it creates form; colour is subjective, an experience, without boundary, it can embody aspects of the imagination, memory and sensory perception. The temporal nature of visual perception reflects the journey of the eye as it discovers, is drawn to certain points. The observation of spatial and colour relationships breaks into single moments of focus, creating a sense of slowing of time, a quietened mind. Painting is I feel, an invaluable tool which allows for expression and a sense of connection, to the external world and to oneself.