My paintings represent my thoughts and emotions about climate change. I use the language of paint to convey my concern for nature and our changing climate

The techniques that I employ in my painting relate to the geo-morphological changes that I have read about and seen during my trip to Iceland. I exploit the physical characteristics of oil paint and mediums with different viscosities to achieve the effect that I want, varying from thin layers of transparent glazes which I allow to run over the surface like water and the image develops gradually as the layers are built up. I also use impasto techniques where I can use some force to apply the paint, particularly when thinking of rock and glacier. When I am absorbed in the process of painting ideas come to me both intuitively and also consciously, accessing thoughts about glacier morphology.

I am interested in the idea of aesthetic engagement and whether my work can lead to a process of perceptual participation between observer and painting.