Scientists tell us the human brain cannot handle all the information the eye sends it, so it filters. It filters based on your personal history, how you feel in the moment, your expectations and a whole load of other things going on in your brain in any one nano-second.
Do you ever see something you want to photograph but when you do, it just doesn't do it justice? Or the object you are most interested in is suddenly tiny? This is because the camera telling you what it sees.
I decided to chuck slaving to the rules of perspective in the bin when I realised it's all a matter of relativity. As each object of our curiosity takes up our attention, that object becomes huge in our minds. We scan the details and the rest of the world falls away in that moment. Our own unique perspective of the world is a series of colour, size and texture constantly "popping" in our heads.
When you look at my work, I hope you "connect" with my vision of what I see. If you do, you will feel the joy I feel from the dynamism all around and within us.
I sketch scenes where they find me. They jump out of everyday scenery shouting "draw me!" I sketch on the bus, in the car, on family outings, on my bike, everywhere. I have even sketched with a biro on the back of an old receipt I found in the bottom of my coat pocket when I had nothing else to draw on!
Back at my studio, I work up the sketches into finished work. I try to find the best way to capture and translate my own experience of a scene.
I have been drawing and painting since I could hold a pencil. My drawings covered the classroom walls for the first 6 years of school. But at 16yrs, my Art teacher advised me to "become an Accountant as there's no money in art" and so I put Art aside as a hobby.
I did a business degree and lost my soul for a while as a Tax Accountant until I retrained as an Architect and put creativity first.
As well as designing countless buildings, I have illustrated for children's books & housing developments, painted murals and production backdrops and even created children's board games meanwhile I have always been painting, drawing and sculpting for myself and who ever asks.
All artists are on a journey of exploring their own abilities and I'm glad to share this great adventure with you.
My latest style kicked off as a result of entering the Pintar Rapido competition in July 2014 thanks to a birthday present from my husband. Entrants have to paint a scene of anywhere of their choosing in Kensington & Chelsea borough in a day and they are exhibited the next day in K&C Old Town Hall.
I've never painted so fast in my life and it felt like a baptism of fire. I soared, I cursed, I sulked, I beamed, I panicked and I nearly threw it in the bin. Then (not so little) "Albert Bridge " was born and I was transfixed by his beauty. And he was sold the next day at an exhibition of over 300 pieces of artwork.
I hope you enjoy my continuing journey in the gallery here.
Get in touch and let me know if there is a scene you would to see in the gallery.... in the meantime, thank you for visiting.