Artist working in River Studios
I am an exhibiting artist that has recently relocated from New Zealand.
My genre of work is both figurative and portrait oil paintings in an interrupted realism style. Previously I worked from a home based studio beside the sea.
This year I continue to produce work with its roots in equality / feminism. My paintings focus on human diversity, always capturing and elevating individual uniqueness through the use of intense colours and attention to detail.
Photographing my own subjects to remain in creative control of the process is something I now do with my Canon camera and portrait lenses. From here I sketch ideas, then twist colours on the canvas to create something unexpected.
I employ several techniques to give my work heightened emotion. Through both glazing and impasto methods I intend to liberate the females portrayed, giving them their sense of importance.
My paintings embrace our varied physiology and convey the importance of equality through liberation of the female form.
What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice?
The River Studios are very close to where I live, making it easy to spend a lot of time there. I am looking forward to working within a community of artists but having the privacy of my own enclosed space to get work done.