Inside a creative mind
“I’m often asked to explain my artistic style in a few words, but I can’t. Art is about freedom. It’s about being open, exploring different techniques, discovering different styles and being exposed to so many points of view. That freedom is what makes art transcend time and place, and allows people to connect on an emotional level.
The second question I’m frequently asked is about my inspiration. That’s easy. Inspiration comes from the things I see in the world and my artistic heroes like Frida Kahlo, Picasso and Matisse. Travel, especially early trips to Asia, inspired my cubist style in exotic landscapes of Singapore and Malaysia. I was in New York studying at the time of the 9/11 attacks. Several of the pictures you see below, including Iron Lady, symbolise this horrific event and my experience living in the city during that time.
I studied at Kingston University and Chelsea School of Art in London, and Parsons School of Design in New York, but even without this education, I am an artist in my heart. The best training, of course, is simply painting and letting creative inspiration take you to unknown places.”