For someone that has never viewed or experienced the art you create, how would you define it? What do people say?
I define my works as patterns of sound.
These patterns are created by tiny dots that merge into organically flowing strings (sound waves) and geometric shapes.
People often say they see the cosmos, luminosity and energy in my art or something very personal for themselves.
A friend who plays guitar pointed out a guitarist in one of my pieces, something I would have completely overlooked,
though now its so distinct.
Interpretations vary quite dramatically from each individual and these insights fascinate and inspire me.
What other interests do you have outside of creating art?
Music, dance, yoga, nature, photography, performing, writing, reading and dressmaking ...
though these are an art and its hard for me to seperate that word from every day reality,
I like to think there is an art to everything we do in life.
How has technology aided in your craft of the art you produce? What advancements in this area would you like to see?
Computer graphics has been an evolution for my creative process and has hugely aided my work transforming my art into moving visuals.
My most recent project involves working with bio-resin to laminate and add a layered dimension to my creations in an environmentally friendly way.
I think the creative merging of technology with healing Mother Nature as the inspiration will shape a brave new world.
What inspires you to create art and how do you keep/get motivated?
Both my parents being Artists have inspired and encouraged me from childhood to create.
I would spend time painting, learning and observing them both.
Drawing inspiration from memories such as watching the nostalgic process
of my grandmother icing cakes.
My father’s studio was like walking into the left-brain, studying the details of logic and realism.
My mother’s space was the right brain, sharing a more unconventional intuitive approach.
I remember her saying ‘we all start life as a tiny little dot.’
These dots have evolved to form my style revealing the different forms and patterns of Nature and sounds.
I'm also inspired by dreams and credit much of my works transformation to a strong Yoga practice and meditation.
You mentioned that your mother has been painting very similar designs to the ones that you have, but yet you have never known about this only until recently…
I moved to London from South Africa in 1999 and found my own style of painting as a means of healing. My mother and I have both naturally evolved to the meditative space of the heart center when creating. Even though there is a huge physical distance between us, Our passion for art keeps our soul connected. Our words of love and encouragement have definitely helped each other to expand. I recently discovered that we both draw geometric shapes on our jeans and when I went to visit her in January one of her prayer drawings looked so familiar, as though I had seen it before or drawn it myself in a dream, she said 'oh that’s the one I was drawing while chatting to you on the phone'.
Tell us about the surroundings you work in… Do you have a set routine?
My creative space is a sacred sanctuary of walls covered in patterns and paint splattered wooden floors from the constant dedication to living and breathing art.
I live with my best friend Kwali who introduced me to kundalini yoga 8 years ago.
This daily practice of yoga and waking up to being grateful for another creative day is what keeps me in a balanced routine.
My paintings hang in a sacred gallery space in our home that has been designed specifically. It is here that we perform yoga, meditation and serpent healing with Kwali’s 13ft Burmese Python ‘Kumara’. The rest of our house is a fairytale fantasy filled with family artworks and treasure trove trinkets. We adore our space as it is a constant hub of fun and creativity.
Who would win in a fight between Pollack and Matisse and why? Artistically, of course.
Both Pollock and Matisse were evolutionary masters in expressing an inner feeling.
Pollock’s work is the noise...Matisse is the calm.
The beauty of true art is that there are no winners or losers, truth has no competition.
Art is a universal language of the soul.