Who are your favourite artists and why?
My early inspiration was Picasso, I loved his work as a child. I found his art very assessable and loved his productivity.
I also love the paintings of Anselm Kiefer, the scale and the smell!
I think that Jeff Koons’s sculptures are awesome, kitsch and pioneering.
I would love to have one of Fiona Rae’s paintings in my house.
Tell us about a memorable exhibition or creative event you experienced.
One of my most memorable experiences was walking through Richard Wilsons installation ’20:50′ at the Saatchi gallery in the mid 90’s. Never have I felt so overwhelmed by a piece of art before. It was one of the artworks that motivated me to do an M.A. in Sculpture and installation art.
Is there a common theme to your work?
My theme I’m working on at the moment is humans with animals heads.I’m exploring anthropomorphism; animals given human characteristics and vice versa. I’m also interested in the different narratives that animals can give to a work of art.
What do you love most about being an artist?
I love the way that art is always in me and i know it always will be. Everything inspires me and nurtures by artistic bent
Your favourite place to visit in London?
I love London’s Southbank, that’s why I feel honored to be showing my work in Skylark Galleries in the heart of the Southbank. When I’m working in the gallery I love to go outside and spend a few minutes walking along the sandy beach of the river Thames. Sometimes I find artifacts that I can use in my paintings
Share a tip for overcoming ‘artist’s block’
I have 3 or 4 paintings on the go at the same time. When I find I reach a brick wall on a painting or find that it isn’t working, I start another painting. I then find after a few days or weeks I can revisit the first painting and feel motivated enough to finish it.