A little about me...
I am a contemporary artist and create abstract and semi-representational paintings primarily using oil as a medium. I incorporate varying degrees of abstraction and texture in my practice to focus the attention of my audience on their emotive reaction to the work.
Having grown up in Madeira, a sub-tropical Portuguese island off the coast of Africa, I have always had a deep connection to the natural world. I am particularly affected by the ferociousness of the ocean, dramatic skies and how uplifting I find the time spent in the garden and often incorporate this energy in my paintings.
The prime focus of my art practice is on representing the emotional association I have to places and people rather than on literal resemblance. Unblocking my recollection of such connections and creating prompts for others to embark on their own daydream is at the very core of what drives my creative process.
I am a strong believer in the power of art and how it can be an effective antidote to a busy mind. Being creative is crucial in helping me find balance and I consciously strive to fabricate an experience which incites the viewer to slow down and embrace my work as a form of escapism.
I aim to continue creating opportunities to share my enthusiasm and appreciation for the positive impact art can have on our lives and invite you to join me on this colourful journey.