My creativity begins with an appreciation for the beauty in the everyday, often reflecting my emotions and memories and interwoven with more idyllic and imagined elements of the environment.
Although not obvious, my art is always deeply personal. I draw inspiration from my experience of living in between countries and continents, exploring ideas of socialization and one’s sense of belonging. My paintings and collages incorporate images that spur the viewer’s nostalgia. Color and pattern informs my practice and visually recollects memories of time and place. Birds often stand in for the Self, but they have singular meaning.
Some of my more current works explore the dichotomy between new and old by over layering images from vintage magazines with current images or paint, thus creating new narratives or re-imagining history.
So many artist and tutors have been impressionable upon me along my journey as an artist and my list of painterly influences includes Odilon Redon, Joseph Stella, Gustav Klimt and Franz Marc to name but a few.
I paint from my heart, and it is imperative to me to remain integral to my own voice. I am always trying to evolve and try not to feel tethered to a particular subject or style, but rather let my work organically grow alongside me to reflect my personal experiences.