It's taken me a long time to be able to figure out in words what these paintings are about. Because to me art starts as an idea. If I had a theory then maybe Id be a writer instead. I create art because Im fuelled by what I see around me. It can be other peoples art, an accidental swipe of paint on a brick wall, to the views and vistas that take my breath away when Im travelling. My visuals are inspired by other visuals and the need to belong to that world of people who paint things.
I have been living in the suburbs for a couple of years now. It's a temporary move and I look forward to the day I am back in the mountains. It's a very different way of life here in suburbia, it's one I remember, but one I chose to leave when I moved to Verbier 11 years ago.
There is a freedom to your lifestyle when you live near nature and going from one adventure to the next becomes the rhythm of your life. Here in suburbia you weave yourself through a maze of buildings and businesses to go about your day. It makes me more introverted. With no accessible galleries I look more to street art for my fix and familiarity.
The work this year is about finding freedom within any situation. Interpreting the things within your heart and soul to keep your spirit alive. Hopefully you can see the influence of street art techniques and mark making, and how stories and imagination can bring light and life to any environment.
>Put down the magazines<
>Turn off the TV<
>Go on adventures<
>Swim in lakes<
>Look under rocks<