My work covers painting, printing and photography, the different techniques constantly influencing one another. I find my inspiration for my paintings and etchings in the beauty of decay – erosion, weathering, efflorescence and corrosion. I spend a lot of time exploring and photographing deserted sites and modern ruins. Recently my research led me to an abandoned prison where I discovered haunting remnants of prison life captured on walls and doors. I was fascinated by the rich textures I found on site : the crumbling paint, rusty metal, and layers of vibrant colour of these prison doors. I liked how much these textures resemble the aesthetic of my paintings. The painterly quality of these surfaces blurs the boundaries between photography and painting.