Using an impasto, painterly technique in oil and bold use of colour I create moments of joy. Small points in time draw me in as my subject matter. Fleeting moments that are simple, meaningful and accessible are relevant in my work. My paintings are an impression of light and form and a thought of a happy memory that is to be stopped in time.
Using classical oils and painting on my grandmothers 1940’s easel, I work instantaneously across my canvas, creating layers of colour that overlap as the image emerges as an organic abstraction of a my inspiration. As each piece emerges, a chapter in the novel of the story I am telling is created. As in life, our story is played out each day without knowing the future. My work celebrates living in the moment.
They were released two years later and were part of a long refugee line made up of women and children and the elderly to walk through Iran, Pakistan and India, where they then took a ship to Africa to live in a Polish refugee camp run by the British in Uganda.
My mother spent her early teen years there till the war was over and then was sent to England where she met and married my father. My mother is the most courageous and strongest woman that I know. This painting represents an easy moment in her life as a young mother in her newly adopted country.