My paintings are all about people though sometimes they may not always look like an average person, my people are like the sea always changing. I want my people to have a bit of character, a little of the night about them but above all I want them to be special.
I’m a people watcher; I could study a person for hours, we all wear a mask to hide our true characters some of my people wear an egg as a mask, some hats, some are very confident like my Goddesses, but we all have something in common, we all have something to hide.
Only my Lovers show their true feelings and the love they have for each other or sadness when apart, and my Jazz players come in all shapes and sizes.
For me nudes are interesting to paint, I’ve had people say some of my Ladies are gross, grotesque, fat and ugly, I’ve also had people comment that they are profoundly beautiful.
My ladies come in all shapes and sizes have lots of beautiful curves, voluptuous of indeterminate origin they can be arrogant but always have an inner glow about them that radiates out, and I try to capture that glow with every knife or brush stroke.
My inspiration came from my imagination when I was a kid working in the rice fields which was long, hot, tedious work I use my imagination to take me to a different world that world now shows itself in my work.
I get a lot of my inspiration from three artists; Claude Monet with his use of colour, his expressiveness, detail and the softness of his beautiful paintings. Vincent van Gogh with his bold use of colour his expressiveness, and I like to think I’m a little impulsive like him, and Lowry unbelievable he produced the work he did with just use five colours.
I want my art to tell stories, vivid, exciting and thought-provoking. I always try to put something of myself in my paintings; in the form, the colours, the brush strokes, my feelings, my joy, sometimes my darkness but I hope mostly joy and happiness.
I am continuously developing my style, hopefully keeping it interesting for you to come back for another visit! Don’t hesitate to contact me, and I will be happy to answer all your questions. Thank you for your interest hope you like it!