Painting for me is a means of creating, of experimenting and exploring different media to achieve fascinating results.
Since I first delved into the world of art nearly 30 years ago with a watercolour class in the US, I have evolved as an artist. I have drawn on the experiences of many wonderful artists/teachers through the years, who have helped me gain skills and learn techniques. Nevertheless, with a desire for formal training I decided to pursue a degree course by correspondence and thankfully I have now completed this in September 2017. This formal education has helped me create works that are in keeping with the contemporary art world. I have been introduced to many influential artists…Joan Snyder, Robert Rauschenberg, Bruce Conner, and Richard Diebenkorn to name a few.
My works are mostly abstract and non-representational. Colour harmony and texture are important features in whatever I create. Using an array of media like charcoal, pastels, papers, oils, pens, inks and found objects gives me freedom to achieve whatever I want. Art to me is an excitement, a restlessness and a need to keep meeting new challenges.
As an environmentally-conscious human being, I also find myself gravitating to incorporate found objects into my work, making them even richer with texture, and meaningful with emotions and memories. Eclectic as they may seem, they all come together in using what lies around me, what isn’t discarded. I want to protect, rescue and revive.
Lately I have been dividing my time between England, India and the U.S. – all countries where I have lived at some point or another in my life.