I am a Self-taught UK born artist
Living in Manchester & Mauritius during my career & recently relocating to warm, friendly Gibraltar. I now feel I am 'Home'
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
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!!!