From my childhood days I remember always studying the faces of people intently, trying to see beyond their eyes to trace the mysterious paths their thoughts created. I was curious to know what secrets were beyond their brave words and wondered where their vulnerabilities and heartaches lay hidden.
Glancing back at my experiences as child, friend and mother, I have become my own muse. I paint strictly from my own thoughts that I have accumulated in the visual library of my mind. By painting this way, an emotion filled with subtle vulnerability of my chosen character will often present itself on the canvas.
I work mainly in oils and am fascinated with texture and transparency.
Some elements tend to repeat themselves in my work:
- the bold frames that represent boundaries
- the radiant crown depicting a safe space of permeable light harbouring peace and harmony
- the presence of leaves and berries suggest growth and abundance
- the eyes – I am only satisfied once the portrait’s eyes conveys a specific emotion.
Owner and artist at Art on Queen art gallery on the corner of Queen and Green Street.
My work is available in my gallery as well as on my Facebook and Instagram pages.