I am a painter. For me it is very important to understand the medium. It is a constant struggle to work with paint, It’s a love hate relationship! I find I have to engage with the paint on a new level every time I start a painting. I’m frequently exploring new possibilities and outcomes with the paint using what I’ve learnt before as a solid background. I try to paint unconsciously, painting without a clear idea or outcome. Allowing me to just let the painting happen. I work within a tight time limit that helps aid this process, preventing time wasting, forcing me to make decisions there and then. It’s an exciting process, as I never quite know what’s going to happen. At the same time it is one of the most frustrating things ever! I run out of patience far too quickly and find that I have to constantly re-invent myself as a painter. I can’t just do what I’ve done before, I want to advance and move on. This is the hardest and most enjoyable part of my practice, that notion of re-invention and constant development.