A colorful journey from East Africa to the Cornish Seasides

As an East African girl, I have a burning passion for gorgeous vistas, hot colours, and awe-inspiring natural beauty – And it’s that love that drove me towards abstract scenery painting.

I have a love for mixed media – including inks, acrylics, collages, and paints – but my true passion lies with the vibrant colours and smooth textures of oil paint.

I became a full-time painter and printmaker in 2020. And I owe a lot to those that came before me. That’s why, along with landscapes & seascapes, I pull inspiration from talented artists such as Jackson Pollock, Van Gogh, Monet, Karen Stamper, Gillian Ayers, Ashley Hanson, and so many more

30 Years of practice and hundreds of vistas later, I like to think I’ve developed my very own abstract painting style.

In 1989, I moved from East Africa and landed in Aylesbury, England.

Sure, the environment is far removed from Africa, but I discovered a new inspiring beauty – Cornish harbours, beaches, rolling waves, and gorgeous light!

Most of my pieces today are seascape paintings – Twisting the colours & shapes of the waves & harbour walls (I love taking a bird’s-eye view of a harbour and mixing the man-made shapes & natural colours into one vibrant, abstract painting.)

“For me, drawing and painting are about the interaction between the discipline of observation and the spontaneity of mark-making in terms of my physical and emotional response to the subject”.