From eighteen years old I travelled extensively across Canada and the States, around Europe and overland to India. Life was an adventure. I would sketch those I met, sometimes without the usual materials, for example, onto the porch wall of a bungalow on a beach in Goa.
People inspire me. In painting the other I get a sense of them. It is more a kind of merging. The act of paying attention gives something to them and something to me.
Between brushstrokes I like to dance! Free movement keeps me flowing, releases the physical tension of doubt and fear that come with creativity.
Over the years I've learned many fascinating practices and I apply it,
of course. Yet I find it's good to mix it
up a bit, keep it fresh.
I feel that a large commission requires a great deal of consideration, planning and of course one can go in intuitively. Always I look for shape and light, building it up and breaking it down again, in cycles, to allow life in the gaps.
I am enthused and excited by nature and by our own potential and life force and this influences my work.