Paintings, original prints, mixed media, jewellery
I began my artistic career at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay, 1966-68, returning to the UK to do a foundation course at Sir John Cass College, London in 68-69. In 1969-72 I completed a Fine Art degree at Liverpool College of Art followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Textile Design at London University Goldmiths College 1975-76.
A painter-printmaker in the broadest sense, I am inspired by things around me and tend to work through themes. I am influenced by what I see: contrast of light and shade, surface textures of old buildings, grass sprouting through crumbling brickwork, decaying paint, rusty metal, decorative patterns on old carpets and textiles, lined faces and colourful costumes.
Recently I have been working on images of things sprouting from holes in the ground, cracks in a wall or beside manhole covers. I also keep returning to an ongoing theme of bees and honeycombs, that began in 2015 with a mural on the end of St James School, Marcus Garvey Park, North End Road near Olympia.
I also make jewellery: earrings with silver and semi-precious stone beads, and feltball necklaces (Rainbeau necklaces!). These are in many colours, with other bits and pieces added – jewellery assemblages! I can make these in many different colours as requested.
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