Drawing and illustration has been my way of making sense of things around me for as long as I can remember. When I was only about five or six, I would sit and draw multiple portraits of family members, trying to include as much detail as possible. As I grew older, my enthusiasm for art also grew. I would listen to songs I enjoyed and illustrate them in my free time. That is where my first attempt at relating art and language began.
My greatest interests are writing, music and visual art. I enjoy connecting these art forms and therefore music and written works have an influence on my art. When a passage from a novel, poem, song or even my own writing resonates with me, I attempt to bring more meaning to it with an art piece. Although I don’t always include the words in my art, I attach the passages to the description of my pieces to show where my inspiration originated.
Another theme that is prevalent in my work is the exploration of the relationship between man and nature. I incorporate people and elements of nature in a way that demonstrates either the contrast or the connection between the two. I have also focused on different forms of the human body and capturing human and animal emotions. Interpreting the art forms of different cultures while maintaining my own style has been something I have recently been working on.
The medias that I have experimented with are charcoal, chalk pastel, ink, and acrylic paints. However, even while using different medias to depict different themes, my artistic style remains apparent.
Work / Education
2011-2015 Bachelor of Arts and Science in English
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
2007-2011 International Baccalaureate Diploma
International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
A freelance writer and editor as well as a part-time artist...