Acrylic on canvas
120cm x 92cm
After a career building menswear brands and retail chains, it is time to follow my true love and passion, art. I am excited, and nervous to see what the future holds, but there is no better feeling for me than being in the studio, the smell of paint in the air, paintbrush in hand, creating my next body of work.
Being a self-taught artist, my style is intentionally raw. I let the subjects I paint speak with their eyes, sharing some of their life’s journeys with us, and in this way, we begin to understand some of the struggles and joys they have experienced. The painting is complete when the eyes follow me wherever I go in the studio!
So much of my inspiration comes from Africa, my place of birth. I still feel a deep emotional and spiritual connection to the people, the raw energy and beat of the continent, and to the incredible wildlife. Every painting is a journey of discovery for me, and the passion I feel while painting helps me to dig deep. I have been privileged to call Sydney, Australia, home for a few decades now, and am captivated by the natural beauty, quirky wildlife, and the easy-going and hardworking multicultural society we have become. My art is also inspired by the fragility of this incredible land, with floods and fires ever present, always affecting the native wildlife and birds in the most devastating way.
My latest body of work is about the love we all have for our best friends, our pets, and the way we treat them as humans. I am a huge dog lover, my dream dog being a Golden Retriever, so this is a passion project.
A 'Certificate of Authenticity' and artist statement will accompany all sold artworks. Artwork Transporation arrangements available. Contact us for details.