Being me

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

My art is my therapy. It is an outlet that allows me to feel a sense of accomplishment, productivity and satisfaction. The endorphin rush – “feel good” chemicals – that comes with doing what I love builds my confidence and commitment to my art.

Each piece l start provides a challenge to dedicate myself to. Patiently I persist and then, slowly but surely, I see it coming together, sometimes with a life of its own. Finally, with the finished product I feel a sense of proud achievement.

Every new piece made is a collaboration of many experiments, techniques learnt and effects stumbled upon, through many years of experience. I harness and manipulate the mediums to create my art.
Having self doubt as my best friend, I am very critical of my work and paint over completed work regularly on a quest for my own version of perfection. I carry a fear of putting myself and my work on display, but I believe that pushing through personal boundaries is a must in life to grow.

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, you are free…..” Jim Morrison