All About Me
I have been an artist all my life. I've loved working with paper and drawing materials since I was old enough to hold a pencil. As a child, I would spend hours working from my tiny crafting table, and not much has changed! Becoming a mother in 2000 really changed my focus and my connection to my artistic side took a back seat, whilst I rode the wave of motherhood and post natal anxiety. I was an at home Mum, and spent many hours crafting and playing with my girls. It wasn't until 2009 that I received what I call my karma 'slap', when as a young Mother, I began losing my eyesight due to cataracts. The shock of this, was a wake up call in many ways. I vowed at that moment, I would no longer ignore my talents, and as a biproduct I became a better mother, my life became my art, and my art became our life. I wanted to teach my daughters that they could be educated women and mothers, by honoring their natural talents, not ignoring them in favour of a nasty stereotype.
Working in drawing, painting and sculpture, my practice revolves around connecting feelings with memories and the importance of time. As a catalyst to unlocking personal narratives I often mundane objects to weave stories about identity, love and the feminine spirit.
The driving heart beat in my work is the desire to explore the human emotional connection with the spirit of the earth.