My work is mostly the transcription of images from snapshots that I find intriguing on some level. This method of working then enables subconscious processes to take over and allows for more spontaneity in the application of paint. Although the images are usually recognisable, the final painted images are very different from their photographic starting point. The images that I choose as a starting point need to stir my emotions on a very deep level- perhaps why I often use family as subject matter. As a painter, I find it intriguing how the photographic reality is transformed as it is translated into paint. I will often mix techniques which are very painterly, such as drips with conventions borrowed from photography, such as the way that the image is cropped. The finished painting has to work as an object in itself, and when it works it magnifies something of the intrinsic nature of the original image selected.