'Leaving there too soon'

Ongoing series of oil paintings on paper and wood.

Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the colored balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
You're leaving there too soon


Neil Young      ‘Sugar Mountain’



The paintings ‘Leaving there too soon’ take faces from art historical and contemporary sources which relate to images of women who have been in conflict situations.


Abstract work is made alongside the figurative image.


The paintings on wood have developed from an interest in how changes in scale or support can offer a different dynamic to the work.