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.
I do not feel I need to shout or make a statement and for that reason, I like my paintings to be in some way quiet. This might also be a reflection of the fact that I need to paint in solitude.
My paintings are intuitive and I seldom have a clear concept of what the end result will look like. I prefer to let the painting reveal itself and do not want to know hundred percent what I am going to do till it is done.
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.