What does your work aim to say?
My work is emotionally driven. I use paint and mixed media to express something of what it feels like to be me, and to convey a personal understanding of wider emotional and socio-political concerns. I draw inspiration from the world around me, from the wildness of the Cornish landscape and the always changing sky and sea to the people and emotions that impact my life in the physical world and through social media. I enjoy the sensuality of using paint to make marks that mean something to me and evoke a response in the viewer. I feel that images connect us with more immediacy than words as they are the language of the subconscious mind. Everything is Energy and my paintings are a communication with the intention of connecting and uplifting, of transmuting and reminding; we are all leaves on the same tree.
How does your work comment on current social and political influences?
My work contains a commentary on current socio-political issues, for example; the censorship of the female nipple and a woman's right to safety regardless of what she is wearing. I seek to promote women's issues into public awareness with themes such as the response to women breastfeeding in public and the repressive language used to control a woman's expression of her sexuality. Society is still misogynistic and the Art World is no exception with male artists outnumbering female artists on the walls of galleries worldwide. Therefore my work seeks to empower women with paintings which are sometimes humorous and sometimes graphic; but always serve as reminders of women's limitless strength, power and potential.
Cornwall - UK