I was born in Trinidad in the West Indies of Indian descent and came to England in the 1960s to nurse. I’ve had a lifelong interest in painting and having brought up a family and retired from nursing, I am now pursuing new aims in art.
My paintings show the life of the Caribbean, in representations of the colours, rhythms and warmth of the region’s culture and landscape. The subjects of my recent work include the seascapes of the Caribbean coast, the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest, and the exuberance of Carnival.
My aim is to achieve an immediate connection with the observer, and I paint in a naïve style as the best replication of the wonder of childhood’s first impressions of colours and shapes.
President’s Award, NAPA National Exhibition, St. Ives, Nov. 2002
Platform for Art, Piccadilly Circus, Dec. 2002 to Feb. 2003
Featured on BBC1 TV 30/06/2003 and BBC London TV 02/02/2005
NAPA International Exhibition, Delray Beach, Florida, Sept.-Nov. 2003
NAPA International Exhibition, Birkenhead, Mar.-Apr.2004
NAPA International Exhibition, St. Ives, Oct. 2004
Artists’ Harbour Gallery, Portsmouth, Dec. 2004 – Jan.2005
President’s Award, NAPA National Exhibition, Cardiff, Feb. 2005
Closing the Door? Jewish Museum, Camden Town, Mar.-Aug.2005
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, Oct. 2005
I am listed in Who’s Who in Art