Drawings from fractured narratives sprawl across the surface of my paintings. The imagery varies, often depicting memories of past places, people and moments; a palm tree from Los Angeles, a couple engaged in an intimate moment as one spits into the other’s mouth. At other times, I appropriate images taken from illustrations and art history; medieval manuscripts, a picture from a children’s book. These can be grotesque hybrids of animals as well as bodies engulfed in sexual pleasure, often whimsical they can be both erotic and repellent. Although the starting point for my work is often drawings and ideas, the paint will eventually take over. The figurative elements become less important and the negative space starts to take priority.