Over the past year or so I've been working hard at developing my painting. I initially tried to paint figuratively but it felt unnatural, and as if I was merely attempting to recreate my illustrative style in paint. Eventually I just let myself relax into simply enjoying the act of painting without worrying too much about the outcome. Over time I've settled into a style of working which I'm happy with, but is nonetheless constantly shifting and improving. I experience a sense of sheer joy when I'm putting colours together and creating textures and shapes, a sense which I think shines out of the work and into the eye of the viewer.