Projects over the years
2020 : Lockdown Flowers
Growing and painting flowers helped me to stay positive during spring and summer months of 2020
2018- 2020 : Landscapes of Play
Observing my children play in nature brought back memories of feeling free and being part of all living things on our planet. The simple joys of playing with falling leaves, climbing trees or watching light passing through a spider web just had to be painted.
There is an article about this project on mamsie
2017 - 2018: Visual Diary of a Mother
Since becoming a mother in 2011, I found it difficult to focus on painting and as my children grew I was becoming more and more frustrated. This project was a challenge for myself to make three drawings at the end of each day based on the events of that day. All drawings were made from memory in watercolour on paper. I continued making these drawings from November 2017 to March 2018, culminating with a solo show of the Diary at 5th Base Gallery London as part of Women's History Month
In 2019 Visual Diary of a Mother was digitized with kind support of Tom Bilson at The Courtauld Institute of Art and I am now getting it ready to publish.
2010 - 2017 : Londonscape
It was a strange period of trying to work in and out of haze of two pregnancies and mothering small children. There are many drawings of children, cats and random objects. Here I'll have only a small selection of my favourite paintings of that time.
2016 : Honey Pot Lane
Honey Pot Lane is a place in London known for gatherings of mostly immigrant labourers outside large retail centers specialising in building materials. Although I wanted to make a documentary consisting of life stories of these people, I wasn't able to make it while looking after two little children and ended up making two paintings.
This project has also inspired a song by my friends 0din called HoneyPot Lane