Artist Statement

Many things inspire me. I particularly enjoy creating works that explore what could be defined as the mysterious, the enchanted and the divine. This can evolve intuitively, through a variety of mediums and techniques such as painting, drawing, digital art and Mixed Media. 

My visionary work is intuitive, working with feeling and responding to memories and emotions.. I like to capture something spiritual and timeless within my paintings, conveying a mood or atmosphere that has influenced and inspired me. My work, although mainly spiritual can at times become quite abstract or Surrealist in style. I feel these two different approaches compliment each-other and spark ideas towards the next creation.

My imaginary  portraits are my own interpretation of women who have actually existed in history, people I have met, including fictional characters, as if writing a story. I enjoy the creative and imaginative element of this process.  Autobiographical elements can sometimes weave through my work.

Poems, legends and fairytales inspire my work. I have written and illustrated  my own poems and stories.

Many artists have influenced me such as Botticelli, George Moreau, Hilma af Klimt, Vanessa Bell, Edvard Munch, Rauschenberg, William Blake, Odilon Redon and Bosch.

I enjoy the theosophist approach to art. I am seeking a space, a calm sanctuary but also I enjoy freedom of expression and this can allow for some cathartic pieces. My work, I feel is free and intuitive. 

I am passionate about creating. I wish my art to be enjoyable for people to collect and own, artwork that someone can appreciate in their home or workplace but  I also create to solely distribute, publish and exhibit. This approach to my art lends itself to a more performative and conceptual approach within my practice.