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Inspired by conversations with my mother, her experiences growing up as a woman in the Caribbean and then in Britain. She speaks of the many trials by fire throughout her life, though the threat of being consumed by the flames and losing herself was always there, the sheer resilience and focus to keep going influenced my direction of this art .


The flames eventually smoulder with reduced intensity, she rises from the smoke and ashes tempered like forging steel. Strengthening as well as removing impurities which threatened to weaken and fracture her spirit. A rebirth, not as something new but as an evolution of herself.


A force to be reckoned with.

Willow charcoal and charcoal pencil on toned paper.

"Fortitude" Original art

  • 50 x 70 cm

  • Willow charcoal and charcoal pencils on High quality Ingress paper.


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