Water colour and gouche on paper collage 26 x 24 cm
Born in Uganda, raised in Nigeria and educated in the UK. I arrived in Jamaica, in Portland, in the foothills of the John Crow Mountains in 1992 and it’s here I have found home.
When at home my veranda works as my studio and enables me to journey between paint and life. In 2019 I participated in the Experience Jamaique exhibition in Geneva Old Town where my collage work was sold, and I was delighted as it’s sale found the piece winging its way back to Jamaica.
I have spent last winter and this spring in the UK, not having seen the spring for a few years, I have delighted in the magnificent unfolding of life and colour, it is more extreme than the subtle seasonal changes of the Portland landscape, where small blooms of ackee, almond and pear bear rich fruit.
In these life transits alongside the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus, my work has returned to little painting shots, assemblage, physical and digital, and these works are brought to ground through Giclee and textile printing.
Landscape and portrait, rich physical colour, imagined, actual, spiritual and digital form, simple graphite lines, blank paper and layers of light are a few of the tools of my current journey through image.
MA Art and Design in Education Institute of Education
PGCE Art specialism Greenwich University
BA (Hons.) Fine Art Painting City and Guilds of London Art School