Academie de Lei in Leuvan (Diploma in Fine Art / 2012)
What is your favourite film of all time?
I love all films telling the story of artists lives such as Frida Kahlo , Jackson Pollock, Picasso, Van Gogh etc
What music are you currently listening to and why?
I am listening to Purity by Henning Flintholm for the medative serenity it brings
Which living artists do you most admire and why?
I love the work of Yan Pei-Ming, Phillipe Pasqua, Jenny Saville, all living large scale portraitists
Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
I admire Lucien Freud for his wonderful large scale figures and portraits
Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Visiting the Tate modern I was very impressed by the video instalations of Bill Viola , beautiful moving figures through liquid
What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
I am often asked whilst painting , How do I stay clean when painting large scale paintings
What / who inspired you to be an artist?
I believe we all have creativity within our soul , which can be developed with time and passion for what we are doing
Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?
I am currently working in my studio at home and on location outdoors
What do you like most about being an artist?
The great happiness and serenity creativity always brings to me
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Having had a wonderful workshop gallery space in st paul de vence , and now continuing on large scale abstracts and portraits
What are your plans for the coming year?
Continuing always with great passion on the path of creativity
Latest artwork - View all by this artist
abstract heart 3Size(HxWxD):30x30x4cm£80.00
Abstract in TurquoiseSize(HxWxD):162x98x3cm£1,500.00
abstract black horseSize(HxWxD):160x114x4cm£1,300.00
Abstract - 06Size(HxWxD):27x46x2cm£250.00
Abstract - 05Size(HxWxD):190x190x5cm£2,300.00
Abstract - 04Size(HxWxD):50x65x2cm£380.00
Abstract Blue - 02Size(HxWxD):100x200x3cm£1,300.00
I studied fashion design in London painting and designing silk dresses in translucent swirling colours as well as designing wedding dresses.
On moving to Belgium I studied Art at the BKO Academie and also at the Academie de Lei in Leuvan where I gained a Diploma in Fine Art. On moving to France I continued painting and sculpting in clay often working from a life model. I like to work spontaneously expressing free flowing emotions movement and sensitivity using large brush strokes, colours intermingling to intuitively saturate the canvas.
Since moving to France I have been involved with many collective and solo exhibitions.
- Winner of St Jean Cap Ferrat for best Acrylic painting
- Draguignan - Winner for best figure painting