She calls herself a figurative painter but speaks of ‘breaking down’ the figure…not abstracting it. She wants the viewer to be engaged with her paintings for a long time. To be continually uncovering more. She wants the work to feel ‘in process’. As a child she was intrigued and scared by the paintings of Francis Bacon and George Grosz. They seemed like “grown up” paintings. She also feels influenced by De Kooning and Degas. She feels her color sense comes from Degas’ painting, Combing the Hair.