My artistic interests lie in the overlooked parts of the everyday urban landscape. My art-making process has always involved my personal experiences with the city, and as I walk through Manchester I intuitively take snapshots as I see the city in moments of transition. I then use these photos to create oil paintings when I return to the studio. Subjects of my work include forgotten parts of disused buildings; alleyways overturned by nature; or half-finished urban constructions where you can catch a glimpse the concrete skeletons of the latest skyscrapers. When observing this type of construction and architecture around the city I see opportunity, beauty and sublime awe!
For me these liminal moments portray Manchester at its most exciting, as I see the city momentarily let its guard down before retreating once again behind pristine metal and glass.