My work explores gilding techniques, which I apply to my artworks to create beautiful surfaces that experiment with material, colour and pattern. I like the beauty of using metal leaf in this way, how it changes based on the surrounding light, which gives my pieces an ethereal quality. I like to study aged, worn and weathered surfaces to investigate the process of creation and translate this textual interest into my artworks. Combining a contemporary aesthetic with a traditional process, resulting in an underlying controlled distressed aesthetic that creates a depth of character within my pieces.
My artworks have a stylised undertone that I believe comes from my textiles and surface design degree background, where I specialised in surface design creating unique patterning and led me to a series of work placements where I was taught the skill of gilding. This is has impacted my work and I believe leads me to create landscapes that capture special memories of places I have visited or of childhood environments, adding twists to reality using slight patterns to alter the image.