I found myself creating surreal paintings with no intent to do so - it just happened. Once I started I could not stop. I became intrigued by imagining a real situation and moving it to a surreal one - symbols became a large part of my painting language. There are many examples of surrealism, I would call mine mild surrealism as I do not deform shapes or use outrageous colours. I use surrealism only to say what I want to say.