It is often commonplace settings that trigger our memories and awaken associated emotions. It is these ties to the seemingly mundane that I explore in my work.
I began my training in South Africa, initially gaining a distinction in printmaking at Natal Technikon before moving to Cape Town where I studied printmaking under Pippa Skotness at Micheallis, University of Cape Town. Since moving to the UK I studied a further year at Amersham College, Buckinghamshire, concentrating on painting, for which I received a distinction. I continue to work in both printmaking and painting. I'm inspired by my immediate environment, although the early impressions and emotional memories of the South African Cape still strongly influence my work.
I am drawn to the enduring qualities of my environment and exploring residual memories they hold. The finished piece evolves through the process of building up the image through a series of layers allowing the composition to develop from the canvas or printing plate.