“Trained at the Bath Artists Studios, UK, Royal West of England Academy Bristol, UK and Academy of Fine Arts Arendonk, Belgium. She is a figurative painter using different media.
Her desire to paint comes from visiting exhibitions and being a creative soul. Her fascination by human narratives drove her to figurative painting. She prefers to make paintings that are about something in the way a poem is. For her, it is important to give the viewer the room to inter-pret. She finds her work of art successful when the spectator is taken out of his/her daily con-cerns, is touched by the sentiment that the work generates and/or, ideally, receives some extra energy to question and tackle life and finding identity in the 21st century.
The techniques she uses differ. Each time she starts a painting she is delving into herself and looks for what would give her pleasure to express. She creates the people, often by combining photographs and own imagination. Almost simultaneously she decides on the medium, idiom she wants to start with. The artwork often goes in a direction she didn’t plan. At a certain point, she gets stuck and knows she has to focus on something else. The next day she has new ideas on how to proceed or on how to make it stronger. Often she likes to put individuals in an in-vented background or in a non-space. The choice of colour or structure of the background has to strengthen the aura of the figure. Because for her the pleasure is in the struggle she likes to experiment with different media (oil, gouache, ink, pastel) to reflect what she wants to tell. The artists that inspire her the most are Matisse, Diebenkorn, Alice Neel and Chantal Joffe.”