TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Art is impulsive and sometimes explosive. It is happiness or sadness, anger or contentment. It provokes and it seduces. When those feelings transfer to the canvas, they become a relationship between the artist and the world. When I first started painting, the focus was style and technique. Now the goal is to convey the darkest and lightest parts of life and situations. My paintings always tell a story, convey a feeling, show an observation, or reveal my own torment.
The first painting I ever saw was a print of the Blue Violinist by Marc Chagall that hung in our living room. At four, I felt awestruck by this vivid dreamscape that felt like watching a movie. For me, all art kept leading back to tribal art, Native American and African redirected into modern art. Artist Willem de Kooning said a piece of art is never finished, and this made me realise the process of creating is never-ending. Every artist has a vision and a journey. I see art as a vessel of communication conveying my thoughts, emotions and torments.