Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a fascination with wildlife. To study every little part, never losing the awe of wonderment of what it means to be ‘wild’. As the years have gone on, I have actively played the role of responsible adult. A steady job during the day, no one knew of my secret life watching animal documentaries and painting.
In fact, I have had no secondary education in art. If you were to ask my family, they wouldn’t be able to tell you if I could draw a stick figure. Which makes my journey here all the more fun. There is something about bringing an animal to life in paint that can’t be matched.
For me, it becomes an identifying characteristic of what it means to be human, appreciating those who are truly wild. I would like to believe a part of me goes into every painting I make and is seen in my untrained style. In a sense, my art is a good reminder that I too, am a little wild.
2016 Winner by Judge’s Panel – Rare Artist National Competition