The two main things I want to achieve in my work is the use of child-like mark making with a very bright palette to allow a sense of freedom to creep in when making. To also challenge ideas surrounding the delicacy and femininity of sewing and embroidery. Feelings of nostalgia and experience creep into the work as I use bright colours to swirl and splatter marks onto canvas, before deconstructing the material into shapes and then re-aligning the marks made though sewing the canvas together, creating unplanned abstract patterns. I remember painting like this as a child, and then sitting on my Grandmothers’ knee as she sewed continuously on her sewing machine, so this process is reincarnated for me into my most recent works. The use of bright colours and pattern allows a joyful affirmation in a world which can sometimes be quite unforgiving and bleak, maintaining innocence and playfulness.