I have forever been fascinated by the draftsmanship and creativity of great artists. Since childhood, art has been a passionate experience for me which holds a special place in my life. For years it has served as a form of expression as I inject a lot of my personality into each piece.
People mean a lot to me. I am intrigued by the numerous transformations and journeys that people undergo in life. Each face tells a story. So naturally, there’s something about portraiture which resonates deeply with me. When completing a portrait, I aim to bring out the essence of a person. It is my intention for the portrait to bear a likeness not only to the person’s features but also their character.
Along with portraits and figurative works, you will also find an abundance of still life artworks within my portfolio. I feel that one can take a common object and create something beautiful and meaningful by remaining highly sensitive to the subtleties of light and shadow. There is a vast amount of beauty hidden in the commonplace Intrigued by what is… but rarely noticed, I use still life to create intimate reflections of everyday life.
When I’m painting, each piece of artwork goes through numerous stages as it is built up in layers. Each layer has a different purpose and presents new challenges and struggles. At these stages I constantly remind myself not to feel defeated or give up. Instead, I press on through the difficulty to reveal the end product, a beautiful painting which would not have come to be without the underlying struggle. The process is interestingly reflective of life’s journeys.