I am a Self-taught UK born artist.
Living in Manchester, Mauritius & Gibraltar during my career & recently relocating to the warm, sunny island of Malta.
Since leaving Mauritius my work has changed & progressed. Being connected to the everyday customer & working with them to create something special; embedding their quintessence whilst staying true to myself is most fulfilling.
I have had many life changing & profound moments; one being a vision quest in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Camping alone in the wilderness, no food, only water for four days & four nights.... Another walking solo on the Via Di Francesco from Assisi to Roma.
Interested in the intangible, that which we feel but cannot translate. My paintings begin with feelings derived from alternative perspectives bordering on a spiritual level.
Working the contrasts of depth, texture & luminosity with a slightly obsessive edge, intricacy & layering. I choose to take you on a journey of the cosmos around me & the discovery of art being a spiritual experience
Inspirations for me are found within the colours of nature; such as the iridescence of a paua shell or reflected light underwater. Meditation & music also help inspire me to create
I have become part of several art consultancies & interior design platforms serving a more commercial & high end luxury customer base
Exhibiting predominantly online has been beneficial for me though occasionally I enjoy supporting a local exhibition
Building professional relationships which work amiably when dealing with new clients & commissions are gratifying, stretching my abilities especially when working on evolving criteria & critique to a tight deadline
Staying open minded to a piece progressing organically rather than holding onto a fixed idea of the end result has been imperative to working on commissions
Being fluid has been essential to my growth & confidence. Working this way has been auspicious, each piece of art feeling like my best work
I spent time in the beautiful Dechen Choling Shambhala Retreat Centre on a Dharma Art Course in the gorgeous surroundings of Limoges, France.
Of all the work we did there, getting out of my comfort zone, playing with calligraphy & frustrating installations... the main thing I bring back home is being comfortable, happy with myself & accepting being an artist....
I met the most wonderful warm & friendly people. I highly recommend anyone wanting to be brave to go for it, try something new!!!