I am an artist residing in Melbourne.
My paintings are personal compositions of expressions and emotions experienced.
Below is an explanation on why I paint.
Confession of an artist
I am a woman. Emotionally naive, vulnerable and feminine.
I am also an artist but I was trained in architecture and law.
Both teachings have taught me the theories of grandiose concepts.
By day, I put on my disguise and weave my way amongst the city’s delicate fabric.
I am the dodgy developer. It pays for the bed that I have trouble sleeping in at night.
It also helps me understand the difference between human needs and human wants.
Most of all, I am a human, a parent, a child with compassion.
I have passion for life and respect for its influences.
I will not disclose the colour of my skin, for it changes with the seasons.
I will not put claim of my place within any cultures. For I belong only to me.
I live on borrowed time on earth.
Feelings flow freely through my body.
I feel everything.
My feelings and feelings of others.
Happiness, sadness, anger, fear and even nothingness…numbness.
I paint to release all these feelings that overwhelm my body and mind.
It is like a release for me when I get a painting of an image that haunts my subconscious dreams and at times, my awaken mind during the day.
Reality is but a definition we make for ourselves.
My paintings are of events that have moved me.
That has inspired me to paint my emotions.
I am trying to paint them honestly. It is personal.
It is my personal self discovery that I would like to share with others.
Even one connection with one other is a life much better.
That is an accomplishment. Mine.
It would make all those nights breathing in solvent worthwhile.
It gives meaning to the words, ‘I live and breathe painting’. Because I do.
J’aime la peinture. It helps me sleep.
For without creation, life is pointless.
I’ve also started dabbling in photography.
Narrative photos are what feeds my curiosity.
I wonder what stories people carry with them through life.
Millions of individuals with vastly different arrays of experiences.
My photos are images taken of people expressing their life’s stories.