My work is an observation of nature and its changing place in modern society. I work from first hand observation or photographs of nature. Being from the city, I aim to transport the viewer to a more naturalistic and simplistic place and to contemplate how nature is viewed in a modern city environment. To this aim, I normally use oil paints in an expressive, slightly impressionistic style. Nature verses modern urban development is an issue I feel is very prevalent today as more and more natural areas give way to new build apartments and urban expansion, I feel it important to reflect how nature fits into an evolving progressive society.