I thought it is about time that I showed you a little of the extensive collaging and all-round sketching-out process I do before I begin a painting and or a series of paintings. Because my work is so interested in the fashion world therefore I like to take images from its own culture and appropriate them into my work as a sort of visual commentary, so if you recognise a figure in one of my paintings that’s a really good thing, because then you can stand upon that knowledge and contextualize the added pieces of information that the painting will also communicate to you. So here is a few collages that I have scanned through the computer for you, these may then be printed out and re-worked, cut up, have colour added or taken away! I love this process, and I’m sure you can imagine that it takes a lot of time which indeed it does! However it also allows me to work out what I am saying with each picture, then by the time I start painting a collage, it then enters a sort of expressionistic phase where I respond to the often coldness or flatness of the picture and express how I feel about what I am portraying, so these images go through quite a process before they are finished and generally they look a lot different to the collage piece you will see here. So I hope you enjoy this little insight into my working process and I hope to put some more stuff up again, very soon, cheers.