I believe we are all born with aptitude for creativity, though to what degree we aspire to it depends on how we foster and nurture our capabilities.
Throughout my time dealing with depression and anxiety (throughout various times in my life), I found that picking up a pencil or a paintbrush and making marks to be very therapeutic and healing.
I enjoy working with all manner of materials and I am inspired by psychology, philosophy, photography, poetry, theatre, music, dance, quotations, film and the great outdoors.
I have an interest in the work of the old school Surrealists and Dadaists, Dali, Magritte and Joan Miro; the Expressionists, Kandinsky and Egon Schiele, Ecological artist, Hundertwasser; Spiritual painter, Freydoon Rassouli; and for the striking imagery of work by artists of the ‘Society for Art of the Imagination’ whose patron is the artist Brigid Marlin, who famously painted the Dalai Lama and taught me the basics of the Mische Technique in painting. Something she is highly skilled at.
I also love the work of Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Hilma af Klint, Willem de Kooning and more recently the contemporary painter, Fiona Rae and the work of Anish Kapoor whose artwork packs a powerful punch in his use of colour and scale.