A REBIRTH. My paintings move between abstraction and figuration, drawing imaginative succour from peasantry and European brides. My work explores the power of melancholia, weaving themes of longing and passing time through transparent colour fields and abstract compositions. I contrast these abstract works with figurative interpretations; critiquing, celebrating and transforming traditional depictions of brides and peasants throughout history. Each piece explores romantic tropes, religious iconography, and the performance of femininity. Each painting is not grounded in anything real, but rather represents a dream-like space, verging on fantasy.