My work is portrait based and is inspired by quick sketches and doodles; many references coming from social media, fashion and the idea of the selfie. I am interested in how we see ourselves and also how people and women are portrayed in this digital age, often touching upon mental health. My quick sketches are enlarged and painted onto canvas. These are often quite comical portraits; as the original beauty of reference is then lost but replaced by a different kind of beauty. Instead that of the character and personality of the person – and what we could call the inner beauty. There is also a strong passion for bold colour and line – with a constant investigation into marks made in the translation from a small doodle into a larger painting.