I create art that visually speaks of my personal beliefs and nature. Due to my experiences in life, constant awareness of life/death and philosophies on existentialism, I flow towards visual representations of thoughts and motivations to create art, which demonstrate the thin degree of separation between human and nature. I mainly create nude, portrait and nature realism and surrealism art pieces in charcoal as this dark natural substance reminds me of the positive beauty that can be found in bringing a cold, dark and raw material back to a representation of beautiful life. I use colour as an expression of emotion and movement. How I feel day to day impacts the use of colour and technique.
Finally, I try to express the importance of natural acceptance and equality in all living creatures. Nudity is a secretive and restricted subject in the media, yet we should be celebrating the skin we’re in- as the ancient Greeks did. Enjoy our unique attributes and behaviours and embrace the differences of which make us all beautiful and inspiring creatures.
I believe that we could quite easily live and die without any great significance. It’s up to the individual to create a positive purpose for their existence, of which is set upon doing ‘good’ for others; free ourselves of the personal impacts and emotional reactions as a result of negative judgement, restrictions, expectations and social injustices. I aim to focus on the beauty and positivity I see in the world, hoping to inspire others to feel and do the same as this may be the greatest solution to creating a sustainable and peaceful world.