Artist's Statement  
     
 

The recent work examines the role of authority in contemporary society. In particular it explores how power manifests itself in individuals and nation states and how it translates into symbols, iconography, actions and a sense of self and place. Rural landscapes examine the duality implicit in areas that are repositories of romantic ideal and yet contain hidden threats. In the drawings of urban areas neo-classicism is referenced as an architecture of imagined order, stability and permanence. The figurative compositions and portraits examine individual and collective selfhood in situations of social instability.

The aim of the work is to raise questions relating to the control of space, personal and national boundaries.