Here you can find information of each artist who will be showing at the next Roy’s People Art Fair including exhibitions, achievements and sample works.
I look in the mirror and I see a face that could tell a thousand stories…but by the end of this page I not only want you to know the artist in me but she who is passionate, open, loving, funny, giving and much more.
I was born under the sign of Scorpio in a small English village to a Spanish mother and English father. My childhood was filled with extreme richness from two vastly different cultures; primarily influenced by old stories from ‘gogo’, my Spanish grandfather and ‘yaya’, my feisty grandmother full of ‘salero’. I have many wonderful memories sitting with 'yaya' outside the ‘Museo del Prado’ as the sun went down in Madrid, her peeling flat juicy peaches and me with my pencil and paper endeavouring to satisfy my immense desire to create.
Life’s journey took me away from my creative passions, I worked, I travelled, I dreamed ...
It was not until the year 2000, after starting a family, that I decided to use my colourful life as the basis to embark on my creativity. San Francisco’s eclectic city (my then place of residence) with its many artists and galleries prompted me to give life to those suppressed urges inside of me.
I am in essence self-taught and the art and ideas behind my creations are a reflection of my inner spirit, of my own experiences through life; the joys, expectations, the constant learning curves, the challenges and of the goodness and integrity I see in myself and other people.
My work consists of unique textures and vibrant colours, mixing and capturing the old and new, with a contemporary ‘twist’ through the use of acrylic paint and other mixed media, often applied heavily, layer upon layer.
What I love about painting is that it conjures up a series of thoughts and feelings along the way. I can paint something on canvas, change it, remove it, add to it, destroy it, repair it or reveal it.
I rarely plan my work and approach the blank canvas without preconception ... it is a process ... a practice that relates to my sense of place and psychological connection to the earth that is constantly changing, shifting and making room for those changes. Always wanting to experiment with different techniques and styles I allow my mood to dictate how I feel on canvas often scrawling words, thoughts, creating skins from photographs or numbers that overpower me at the time. I allow the medium to take me on a voyage and when I feel all has been resolved I stop and then start again.
I don’t just want to create paintings that sit quietly in the room I want them to be quietly loud and expressive, that surprise, allowing you to discover a new shape, hue or experience a new emotion every time you look at them.
With every piece that I paint I give a part of my passion and spirit for life.
Painting allows me to go beyond the ‘artist’ in me, feeding that inquisitiveness and fascination of connecting with others.
It allows me to speak without speaking.
It allows me to be ME…