My work is inspired by real life flora as well watercolours, Chinese ink paintings, and modern food photography. I aim for creating artwork that sits somewhere between dreams and reality.
I firmly believe that high quality materials deliver more delightful art. I use a variety of Italian and German crepe and doublette papers ranging in weight from 60g to 180g to give texture and colourful variety to my work. Usually my work contains a wire structure underneath so that the flowers, fruit and vegetables can be gently posed like dolls. Sometimes I will also take advantage of spun cotton forms or papier-mâché forms for fruits and vegetables.
For longevity and sustainability, I currently do not use any foam or floral tape in my work.
In addition to the colour of the crepe itself, I often colour or add detail using Copic (Japanese alcohol inks) and Caran D’ache Neocolor I wax pastels. Occasionally I may use beeswax or acrylic mediums to give the surface a lovely sheen.