My work involves a deep connection with the subject through ceramics, bronze casting, and acrylics.
This connection travels through my work, from the model in Life Drawing, the landscape painted plein- air on the cliffs of Albion in California and when moulds are made from the Pondo natives of the Transkei, South Africa.
My paintings exhibit a passion for colour, paint is applied with an immediacy, brushes and tools are loaded with several colours, there is no sketching the subject, allowing creativity to flourish in the moment, as Nathaan Olivera says this technique is one of action painting.
Fabricated surfaces are made from fibreglass and industrial plaster, borne from an extensive background in ceramics, sculpture and painting.
Inspiration comes from the figure, moments of intimacy and connection.
It is this combination of materials, the physical body and a thirst for a deeper introspection , the experience of being in the moment or during meditation when the rational mind trandsends into the magic of the creative process.