As a versatile artist, I like working with different art forms. I consider it very liberating to explore my ideas through a wide range of materials, techniques of design and processes. My camera follows me everywhere as my photographs are inspirational and are often used to be transformed into my paintings. My work is personal and referential to nature and human experiences, precisely relating to romance, the seriousness and humor found in events, places and small moments in life that we tend to overlook. l enjoy designing images around messages that awake a sense of wonder.
When I am planning a redesign or staging a home, Minimalism and Zen come to mind as I aim to create calming and serene interiors with a sense of space. Both aesthetics translate into a clutter free home where removing what is meaningless is essential. My strong connection to earth influences me to express the delicate beauty and architecture found in the natural world and for my love for the wildlife more particularly from birds’ behavior patterns. This is reflected through the use of natural elements in my work and through my observations describing plants, unexpected designs found in places, repeated patterns of things seen in detail.
The creative process offers endless possibilities. I enjoy the creation, the making, the brainstorming, the discovering, the ideation and the unpredictable when creation is in full action. I like using a combination of raw elements with unexpected materials. Those are all the things that intrigue and fascinate me! I often use an abstract approach to express my thoughts and emotions using storytelling, lyrical phrases, reflections, digital images, found objects and memory as a starting point. Combining printmaking techniques with altered textiles, papers and mixed media is fascinating. Ceramics process and soft slabs of clay to transform shapes is fulfilling. Painting on canvas with sculptural materials and creating eye-catching textures, layers upon layers of bee’s wax and oil mixed with pigments are exciting. Finding pure beauty in nature and natural resources, gemstones, wood and glimmering metals inspires me to play with light and movement, form, texture and color.
Working in my studio is a journey filled with emotion, exploration and discovery where pushing the limits of art media and surfaces are infinite. Nature never stops doing her dance around me. I know that inspiration is never far away to spark my imagination and creativity.