India with all its hustle and bustle was the prime focus of my first solo exhibition in Cambridge UK in 1997. I have now developed a body of work which still imbibes the essence of India but in a very abstract way. The colours, texture and shape are still evident but I have combined them with the lightness and freshness of my home country, New Zealand. The feelings I have about both countries are woven into the paintings using a variety of techniques. Each piece of collage relates to some of the wonderful people I have met places I have seen and events I have experienced. From poetry sung rather than spoken in Northern India to the beautiful sunsets viewed from my window in New Zealand.
This has given me the ability to lift my art to another level, a level where thoughts and ideas merge into one and my use of colour palette gives a total different expression to the finished work. Therefore a journey that started in the head as an idea reaches its final destination in the heart.