Like my life, my art is as natural and simple as possible. I work with natural pigments, taken from the earth and mix them myself with milk protein, egg or walnut oil to make paint. I use grass from the garden, leaves I pick up off the ground when I’m out walking and flowers that I’m gifted.
My work is intuitive –I don’t know what I’m going to create when I start, but instead stand in front of the blankness and pick the colours that my body aches for and apply them in whatever way I feel like. I favour natural movements with flow –swirls, circles, and drips –as I think these mirror what life offers us when we don’t resist.
My creations celebrate life –the whole of life; it’s pain, terror and sadness as well as it’s joy, peace and freedom: It is so hard; it is so beautiful. The exquisiteness of the journeys we all embark on when we chose to live wholeheartedly need ceremony and that desire flows into my work. Through this my art becomes an affirmation and communion of the joy and pain of really being in this world.