Humour is an integral part of my work. I use it to engage viewers and to make palatable conversations that might otherwise be avoided. Gender discrimination has long and insidious history. Currently riding its 4th wave towards our collective conscience, feminism is a belief system that still has its detractors. Employing a little dark humour is a means to reveal the absurdity of paternalistic rituals that rob more than 50 percent of our global population of opportunities to make more meaningful contributions to society.
A bold and vibrant aesthetic is also made purposeful in my paintings. I use blocks of acrylic paint in complementary hues to create a playful, contemporary style and to highlight the black and white protagonists in my narratives.
My work expresses a love of life and heartfelt connections, and the sensory experiences that define our existence. I like to explore food culture and familiar yet thought provoking narratives in my work. I aim to evoke a range of emotions, to touch souls and to reflect the importance of preserving the sense of wonder in life.