Whether I'm painting flowers, or the human form, my overriding theme is solitude. Solitude to me, equates to silence.
Through silence, comes contemplation which is what I like to encourage through my work.
As humans, we are constantly searching and waiting for something outside of ourselves. That one "other" thing or person that will make us whole.
I'm guilty of that too sometimes.
Painting is a very meditative practise for me. I paint to remind myself, as well as my viewer that all the answers we ever need come from within. Be it a flower or a person, we are all a part of nature, beautiful in all aspects and meant to be respected as such.
1999 - 2001 - Textile Designing Cape Technikon, Cape Town, South Africa
1995 - 1999 - B.F.A Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
1994 - 1995 - Visual Arts Centennial College, Toronto, Canada
1991 - 1994 - Fine Arts Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India