A WORLD OF IMAGINATION
Over 25 artworks on display
In my first solo exhibition at the Chester Arts Centre I had the honour to show my most recent series, a collection of Weird and Wonderful Deep Sea Creatures, some real ones and some imaginary ones.
The beginning of this series started last year when walking along the Pembrokeshire coast. I went for a week break; after waking up every morning throughout a week listening to the sound of the sea waves, I perceived this inviting sound as an invitation to get up and connect with the unique energy of the sea.
Every day as the sun came up around 5am I went for a morning walk followed by a meditation in my safe spot next to the rock pools. No one around. Only the sound of the waves, my camera and me. I couldn't have felt more happier and fulfilled. I felt such a connection with the sea back then that when I got back to my studio I had a flood of incredible sea inspired ideas.
I made the most of these morning trips to the sea also by taking photos of various sea related elements such as sea weed, shells, fishes, landscape shoots, anything and everything that inspired me. Most of these photos have been used on the series.
This wonderful collection of artworks have been created not only from own photographs and archive photographs but from sections of my own paintings and drawings. That is where the unique charm of mixed media comes in; through using a variety of techniques I can express a bigger deal of meaning, making each piece intricate and rich, visually interesting and captivating.
For me, connecting with nature its a synonym of inner peace. Truly engaging with the surrounds, hearing, smelling, observing all the wonderful elements that nature has to offer…which can only lead to the birth of wonderful things.