I have been busy making art. As part of the Artists’ Open House weekends, during the Dulwich Festival, I will be opening my studio doors to show my new paintings and drawings in my studio this May.
Being an artist is a service and I feel I must share my gift with others. I have my own art studio in the Tulse Hill area and am very lucky to live in South London as it is full of amazing creative people and there are lots of great events to be part of like the Dulwich Festival. It is important to keep links with the local community and artists as it’s a platform for discussing ideas and getting feedback about my work. I also think artists help to bring a certain quirkiness and individualism to an area, which is another reason why I support these local events.
On my new body of work you will see me combining my two favourite subjects, people and nature, to create visually unique and stunning new art pieces.
My initial inspiration was drawn from pictures of young girls residing in slum dwellings, past and present, which I found in a book during a visit to Chiswick House. The image of a little girl dressed in rags, yet beholding a beautiful smile with such gentleness in her eyes, encouraged me to consider more closely notions of the human condition, in particular, what creates happiness and what is one’s purpose in life?
Please visit my studio during Artist’s Open House at:
16 Parade Mews
Artists’ Open House is part of the Dulwich Festival and runs from 11-12 and 18-19 May, 11am-6pm. Look out for this year’s booklet which is available in local shops, bars and cafes or visit www.dulwichfestival.co.uk for more information.