ONE DAY STUDIES
These one day studies allow me to sharpen my practise, finding new ways to mix colour and different techniques for effective painting. For this purpose I have painted portraits that pose different challenges for me from photographers I admire (with their permission). If you are particularly interested in one of these portraits their story as told from the photographer is on my website.
I am intrinsically inspired by the faces of the world and the stories that live in each individuals eyes. Nothing is more powerful than human connection, the human ‘story’.
Travel extricates you from the values of your own culture, showing you how another society can live with entirely different values and function well. This exposure to different cultural values and metrics force you to reevaluate what seems so obvious in your own life and recognise it isn’t necessarily the best way to live. It is a fantastic self development tool.
By sharing these portraits I aim to highlight the similarities and beauty between individual identities as well as cultural. Though we all encounter different hardships and are unique and individual in many ways, my paintings view one another as all equal, open to each others idiosyncrasies. When we look at one another openly, with curiosity and acceptance we can not only preserve but celebrate all cultures. It’s not because we’re different, it’s because we are the same.