My paintings explore my own relationships with people I know and love. I like to look at things that many choose to look away from such as death. I am drawn to sadness, discomfort and unpleasant things, they don’t make me happy they just interest me and this is why I paint what I paint. The ‘unfinished’ look the paintings have gives a sense of impermanence- that nothing last forever. As I have painted my father this saddens me to think of what my life would be like after he has gone. It is sort of a taboo subject that people generally don’t enjoy talking about, but as I am a very practical person I see it as a must. Painting people close to me suspends them in time forever. It is this sentimental value that I like about my paintings; making a person into a valued object that can be kept forever.