When you look at my art, you will find glimpses into where life has taken me. I was raised in a multicultural expatriate community in East Africa and was exposed to a variety of influences. Life and all its international flavors led to the basis of my visual expression of life.
I was influenced by the bold East African batiks in Uganda.
The repetitive shapes and patterns found in nature, especially water, are a constant resource for me.
Above all, my art is about color. My palette is always bright and vivid. To me, color signifies life and an expression of the beauty and joy found in it. It is a reflection of my family’s optimism, sense of adventure and embrace of everything life has to offer.
My intention is to evoke a feeling of excitement by using these elements and subject matter. I want the viewer to be transported to a more carefree, bright and positive place, void of sexism, racism, or any prejudice - even if it’s just for a moment.
Project for "100 Tiny Things"
Animals are seated in a tiny Jeep holding binoculars and snapping pictures at the viewers. A reverse of what we would do to them.
Project for "The Journey"
This piece of art would be an inside glimpse of what was in my suitcase (baggage) when I moved here. Baggage can have many meanings. Your physical items, but also pieces that may be a burden or problem. Everything you bring when you move somewhere new and everything that forms part of you.