My paintings always tell a story and usually contain an assortment of contemplative characters standing in a state of inertia who appear lost in their thoughts. Despite being arranged within a group setting, each character is frozen in the moment and isolated from the others in a sort of static limbo. They are staged within an abstracted landscape with a desert theme or focus, often with palm fronds draped from above – to suggest that the rest of the scene (the bigger picture) is being deliberately obscured from the viewer.
It is my hope to create an air of mystery within each piece. So that the viewer feels that they have interrupted a specific moment, or to be given the impression that something important is just about to happen.