My work is informed by the wild nature that flourishes in the unkempt gardens and streets of my inner city neighbourhood. Our flora and fauna here in Sydney is exotic and unique, and still thriving in pockets amongst the hum of the big city backdrop. I draw and paint every day, studying nature provides me with an endless supply of inspiration and a quiet escape from my hectic monkey mind. My father is an accomplished painter who taught me to paint and draw from a young age. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of rummaging through his old cigar box of oil paints, and the smell of linseed oil in his house.