I have always been
inclined towards art since a very young age, trying different forms of art
including sketches and watercolours. It gives me the freedom to express myself
without using words.
With abstracts I can
define my understanding of a situation the way I perceive it, which is not
necessarily in its original form. Semi-abstract landscapes give me a sense of
how vast the world around us can be within the space of my canvas. I like
experimenting with colours and textures which again adds to the abstract nature
of my paintings.
The aim of my work is to draw in the viewers
to find the deeper meaning under the work creating an emotional response which
will keep them thinking about each piece long after they have moved on. My work
brings on about a new imagination from the viewers which they perhaps didn’t
The importance of the world around us
motivates me to bring out the vitality of the earth. Without the earth our
survival is not possible and yet we abuse the natural resources we have instead
of trying our best to conserve them. To maintain our livelihood and sustain the
future, we have to appreciate and preserve what we have in nature. Without
realising what we have in the first place, we will not be motivated to do
anything to preserve our world.
I joined the Blender Art Gallery in Perth, Western Australia where I was living
for about 10 years and I participated in their annual exhibitions held for
residents. Since my move to Nairobi, I have had several exhibitions including
The Nairobi National Museum, Banana Hill Art gallery, Mediterraneo Restaurant, the
Village Market and Kuona Trust. I have had extensive media coverage of the
exhibitions I have participated in as well curated including interview by GBS
and KTN television channels.
My degree in
Interactive Multimedia Technologies and Diploma in Photography made me
appreciate the unique quality of hand painting in relation to media prints.