Please tell us more about your working process, routine, your studio set up and the way you approach new artworks.
I always have a sketchbook on me. It’s more important than my wallet. As I go about life, I’m constantly collecting ideas for new works. Most often, I start with an idea I wish to ruminate on myself, or a ‘message’ I want to communicate. Then I attempt to illustrate the concept in a concise manner using lines and geometric shapes. When I’m satisfied with a design, it goes into the studio, which is in my home, and gets repeated onto canvas using pencil or colored pencil. Finally, muted washes of oil are brushed over the drawing. The oil interacts with the graphite and colored pencil pigment as well, moving around pigment and sometimes leaving behind only traces of the original lines and shapes.