My work has always really been about portraiture, mainly heads, as I have an abiding interest in the human face and the ideas around personal identity. I have explored the themes of ageing and beauty and the visual perception of racial identity, questioning the assumption that how you look defines who you are or are perceived to be.
My recent work , I have concentrated on self-portraiture, to explore the dual nature of who I am and who I am perceived to be as a Sri Lankan Asian adopted at birth into a white British family. I have been using the idea of masquerade to create different images of
myself and to produce a series of quite large self- portraits, and for these I have used a combination of acrylic paint, photography and collage, as I felt that these mediums were the best ways in which to express the layers and the masks, of this duality.