Ever since I first picked up a paint brush with my mother as a little girl, the compulsion to paint has dominated my life. I know that the extraordinary colours, light and contrasts of Zimbabwe where I grew up and had to leave in 2002, are to blame. Art became and has ever been my friend, supporting my children and me throughout. Starting with exhibitions of animals and flowers at the age of sixteen I have expanded my repertoire to include landscapes and country scenes, harbours, twilight and moon light scenes and even space and galaxy paintings. Ever conscious of those who like and buy my work, and delivering true value to them, I have not succumbed to the temptations of limited editions or mass market prints. Each picture I paint is an original with no one painting being the same as another.
I’m very much that person who washes dishes badly so that the family do them instead. I’m a great one for taking shortcuts with my daily life! I have the concentration span of a gnat. Due to this flaw in my personality I have come up with a process of stages.... it’s very costly and labour intensive! I paint my work in six layers. I wing a background just going with the flow. That is then resined. I then put a structure to it. That is then resined again. I then take my piece and turn it into the painting I desire and pour the details in, it’s what I call my salivating stage! I gel my layers and dress it as I call it! A bit like me piling my mascara on having done my make up!!! And oh how I pile my mascara on. The final piece is then resined. I have obviously chosen a pain stakingly long, time extensive route as each layer of resin takes 9 hours to dry.
Thank you so very much to my galleries and the enormous amount of love from my faithful collectors, followers and supporters!
I am delighted to be doing another charity project for Chiva Africa. I am decorating a chair which will then be auctioned at Bonhams on March 15th 2016.
August 21, 2018
Stars from the world of acting, art and design have come together to support CHIVA AFRICA'S paediatric aids programme in South Africa.
August 21, 2018
Sturminster Newton, Dorset