I like painting in the way that I naturally see and feel things. I paint because I aim to be proud and authentic, relying on a more traditional approach, but also trying to produce art that’s neither lifeless nor clichéd. My challenge lies in trying to balance something fresh and relatable with a naturalistic style; with strong, confident painting techniques, but also between instinct and control. Painting is my purpose on this earth; there’s something sacred about it. I try to capture an other-worldliness and quiet poetry in landscapes and, hopefully, a sense of serenity in my figures.