My goal is to create artworks that are visually beautiful, calming and organic. My paintings are highly decorative, however, I feel they also serve as a reflection of the beauty and complexity that nature provides. I am not trying to portray an exact representation of the landscapes I see, instead, I try to capture the essence of nature which I then stylize and make my own.
I am primarily inspired by the natural tangle of vegetation that can be found everywhere near my home in the Yarra Valley. My paintings are both a direct reflection of my surroundings and an imaginary world – a secret garden that exists in my mind. A whimsical place that I can go to escape and be lost within.