About the artist
Mixed media paintings with acrylic paint, oils and gold leaf based on nature and human experience.
I am a professionally trained artist holding a BA(hons) degree. I specialize in mixed media. Having spent my childhood in West and East Africa, what I saw growing up has heavily influenced my style. I would see painted houses, abstract carvings and the human figure represented in an abstract form. There was a sense of mysticism and spirituality in these works.
My love of abstract art stems from these images followed by later studying the profound effect of African art on modern art. African art is embedded in my DNA so often I find myself marking a canvas with repetitive shapes or creating a mask like face when depicting a person. I strive to paint my emotions and ideas, art allows me the freedom to communicate, to create a dialogue. I intuitively layer different mediums to create depth to the visual experience I want to share. I will often incorporate resin, gold/silver leaf and led lights
I have always been fascinated by masks, metaphorically and literally. We live in a digital world where everyone is curating their perceived life. My voice is often through my art, it allows me a space to be authentic.
I am a right turn off the main road running through Birdham, just before you reach the NISA store. Parking outside. Second house on the left
1 Old Common Close, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 7SE