I began the Still Life series in 2016 using beautiful second-hand and found objects I collected from market stalls and charity shops, mainly around Europe.
I worked from my studio developing a painting style that was minimalist in design, incorporating flattened perspectives and enhanced colour combinations. The light is always crucial in my work, along with the spatial relationships between objects. The form and counter-form elements are a pronounced part of the design.
In March 2020, the spaces between objects became more pronounced as a reflection on the Covid lockdown. Using the limited objects I had in my studio and from memory I continued the series. Some of the additional objects were found on walls outside houses, as people discarded unwanted things during the lockdown - the objects became more simplified and separate, even isolated from each other. I noticed the spaces between people in the local park and it was reflected in the spatial compositions in my work.