I love art, creating it, viewing it and thinking of my next projects. I find my inspiration everywhere and sometimes my pieces have deep meaning for me, and sometimes they are just for the pure beauty of the subject. Conflict and joy.
No matter what I am working on, I'm happiest when I'm painting. With each piece I go through a process of designing, problem solving, changing direction and sometimes weaving my stories and meaning into the work. It’s a whole journey and every journey is different. I am continually learning.
Much of my work is based on flowers. Flowers are used across cultures to signify major events and milestones in our lives and to relay emotions - births, deaths, marriage, love, celebrations, friendship, sorrow, regret. I extend the story telling element of flowers to represent my social commentary and observations. This often focusses on the environment, social equity, sustainability, diversity and community.
I am experienced in several mediums though always come back to favourites - painting big and bold in oils and acrylics.
All flowers and plants used in my paintings are grown, not flown.
I hope you enjoy viewing my works, as much as I enjoy making them.