The paintings reference an imprint. I refer to places from my childhood and experiences I have had in winter. This imprint allows me to tap into a kind of inborn alternative existence, and the paintings allow me to explore their narrative. Many of the paintings become saturated with colour but then are glazed over or washed to mute them, perhaps painting in the distance between my reality and this alter-existence. The washing away of colour to leave the paint’s residue, or glazing over and tinting the paintings, seems to be their authentication.