I illustrate female figures combined with nature and intricate patterns and hair lines in a modish, delicate, whimsical way and beautiful to look at. My theme revolves around femininity, fragility, vulnerability and grace but also represent my girls in a confident manner. To achieve this, I juxtapose the nostalgic element with the new, sweet with melancholic and a blend of beautiful and sadness.There are some of my personal thoughts, anxiety and turmoils in each pieces. They are channelled through my female figures as a compilation of illustrated confession with stories behind it, sort of an intimate look at how I feel, my view on life, death and relationship. They are not fully about me but somehow the way I portray my female figures are in some ways that can relate to certain things or life incidents to my viewers such as grief and loss.
I get the inspiration around me especially when I listen to the music, poems, traveling and fashion magazines. My process generally begins with colour composition, a story line and I source for specific model poses and started to sketch down the ideal look of my girl feature and continue with the colouring, blending them in nature. I use water colour and ink as my main medium as I can freely work with the fluidity and flow of the paints and the intensity and transparency have always drawn me. As a self-taught artist, I try to experiment the medium, balancing brightness and darkness, density and light, line and tone like combining joy and sorrow at the same time as I use vivid water colours, blots, splash, dripping and layered them with the illustration using ink pen and colour pencil.
I allow myself to experiment and give more time to be in the character of the female figures, recreate and make mistakes and flaws which I find beauty in them. As an artist I see myself to continuously evolve and explore my distinctive style possibly in bigger scale.