"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction" - Pablo Picasso.
Welcome to Papillon Fine Art - a gallery named after my youngest daughter, Vanessa, whose name means 'butterfly'.
My art is about connection and bonds. It is the building of relationships as layered and complex as the oil from my brush onto the soul of the canvas.
I paint to create relationships that I am not able to foster in life. I birth creatures and places that I eventually live in and am spiritually bound to, and every one of my pieces has a story that is emotive and emotional.
My art teaches me and inspires me through these bonds that are formed; I live the love and loss evident in all my pieces, and each one ends up, through the destructive and turbulent creative process, being forged into my psyche.
I am my art, and my art is me - it gives to me more than I give to it.