These images reflect my interest in the psychological energy behind the human face. I really wanted to illustrate the beauty of eyes closed and the inner spirit of my characters. Most of these images reflect my alter ego while others or interpretations of people I know. This series is not quite done and I will continue to explore these characters in future paintings.
Non Figurative Paintings
After the loss of my mother my desire to paint dwindled, I was handcuffed as an artist and to be honest I have never been the same since. It was then that I decided to do something a bit different and entered the world of non representational art. I enjoyed the process of making these images. I imagined the subtle bodies inside folds of fabric that embrace feminine curves. These images pay tribute to the silence and beauty that exists in the non material world.
This is a selection of the body of my work as a painter. I started these paintings when I came back from my trip to South Eastern Africa. I was truly inspired upon my return and portraying the human form became my focus and obsession as a painter. While I was there I learned that it wasn’t just ‘what’ you do but ‘how’ you do it. Whether it’s carrying fire wood are smashing cassava, Africans possess a grace and strength that inspired dozens of paintings. They showed me that there is meaning in everyday life and everyday people and these paintings pay homage to those spirited individuals.