Drawing is at the heart of my practice and discipline.
These drawings of the isolated figure are not portraits, but character studies and resolved pieces in themselves. My paintings of figures are constructed and imagined, but with their foot firmly within reality, with their origin in an archive of found imagery from photography I have come across in different media. I choose which figures I want to combine together through the initial act of drawing them. Through reinterpreting their character through drawing, I am able to gain a sense of their narrative, and thus my final image is born by fusing separate source material that did not exist in a time frame or source until I put them together.
Etchings to follow.