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.
I draw inspiration from my experience of living in between countries and continents, exploring ideas of socialization and one’s sense of belonging. Layers and a love for pattern informs my practice.
Although not obvious, my art is always deeply personal and recollects memories of time and place. Birds often stand in for the Self, but they have singular meaning. I believe that to assume that, is as assuming that every person experience the world in the same way.
My more recent mixed media works explore the dichotomy between new and old by over layering images from vintage magazines with current images or paint, thus creating new narratives.
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.
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.
Other than that, I don’t have any deep philosophical ideas about my art except that I want to produce beautiful works that people will enjoy and be proud to have hanging on their walls.