My painting practice revolves around the exploration of expressive figuration and portraiture. Oil paint and gel medium have allowed me to experiment with the lusciousness of thick impasto textures and subdued colour mixtures. Throughout my candidature, my schizophrenic Uncle Peter has been my muse. Peter’s psychological and physical nature provide my work with an interesting atmosphere. Each portrait is a means to my own artistic self-expression and experimentation. Gestural applications of paint imbue the portraits with a raw vitality and a sense of liveliness.