Colour is my life. I surround myself with it in my painting and my home. Without it I would feel very sad. I’m greatly influenced by the wonderful colours found in India, in all aspects of life - rich but subtle colours in off-beat combinations are around every corner. Patterns on printed fabrics, embroidery and beading from all corners of the world also fascinate me.
In my work, I layer colour, pattern and reflective materials such as metal foils, mirror and glass, to create rich, glowing images - some in shallow boxes made of plexiglass and mirror which give a three dimensional effect. In my painting I try to project “the feel-good factor” my work gives me.
Shop windows for “The Cross”
This is where it all began. I was commissioned to paint the shop windows for “The Cross” in Holland Park, London. I began painting on glass and found my inspiration.