The subject matter of the nude has always been of great interest to me and I have supported this by adding the element of life drawing. I have found that by looking at artists such as Helen Frankenthaler I moved from the easel to the floor, which brought the element of chance to my work by allowing the paint to bleed and flow. By editing colour out of my pieces and focusing on trying to depict the form using light and dark has been a challenge but worthwhile in my development as a painter. The energy and marks I have achieved on a smaller scale I want to transfer into a larger scale. I have found artist Dan Coombs extremely influential as he highlighted ways to focus on painting, that the use of different media will allow me to scale up my ink drawings and smaller paintings onto a larger canvas and allow me to focus entirely on the painting process.