Taking a peripatetic walk around gardens and outdoor spaces – often at night - I search for quiet moments of natural beauty. The trees, shrubs, and tangles of plant life which we pass by daily – form the starting point for my work. Focusing on the interplay of form, I create images with my rustic holga camera or ancient 35mm SLR. Reluctant to go digital, part of the joy is getting film developed to see what has been captured. Light leaks from the basic camera often adding an eerie glow and interest. The images are then blown up and mounted on aluminium dibond. These images are then intuitively subjugated with mark making, paint, spray paint, and resin. Creating moments in time that reflect a melancholic attachment to the organic world, I investigate the formal qualities of painting utilising a process of layering various mediums over and over building up information as I go. Exploring relationships created through the juxtaposition of shapes, the paintings are built around my melancholic attachment to nature – with the moments of making inspired by personal loss and the fragility of life.