Women's faces are a constantly recurring theme in my paintings where there are often elements of vulnerability. There are so many disturbances and discomforts in our everyday lives that are so mundane that we just accept that they are there and do our best to ignore or work around them. I want to make our invisible burdens visible by painting them as something very concrete. It can sometimes be quite bizarre things that we carry around, heavy and troublesome subjects but which, after all, are still just a part of everyday life.
When you ask someone how they are, you will most likely get a lie as an answer and the person answering is sometimes not even aware of it as it flows so naturally from their lips.