My art is a visual diary of my thoughts and feelings.
Focusing on themes of mental health, my work as a visual artist explores depression and anxiety; Channelling my own experiences with the subject. My aim is to foster an empathetic relationship with the viewer using structured line work, free flowing colour and erratic scratchy text. I find artistic expression, and drawing in particular, a true release of emotion and thought.
While not constraining myself to specific mediums, my body of work frequently features pen, charcoal, ink, and watercolour, on canvas or paper. aiming to evoke emotion, energy and mood through the use of structured line work and text together with loose flowing colour. Enjoying the juxtaposition of structure and chaos.
I create art to address the topic of mental health in society, and also as a way to cope with everyday life. My hope is that viewers can resonate on an emotional level, and I feel truly grateful when that occurs.
What is ultimately feelings pored out with a few flicks of ink and splashes of colour to clear my mind, I leave each piece’s interpretation up to you. Feelings are unique and personal to the individual, and it is not my aim to dictate specific reactions, but to guide viewers into feeling something.
Honouring the dichotomy of brokenness and beauty, my work is an individual artist’s representation of mental health. Put simply, I explore the ugly truths of being vulnerable and alive.