I like to explore comparisons in my paintings. It isn’t our differences that I find interesting, but how we are the same. I was born in Nigeria and raised in England. After university, I moved to Yellowknife with my husband. Having lived in three very different cultures that are worlds apart, humanity is still the same. I find I am able to educate myself about places and culture through my art.
I think it is important for artists to learn from each other; to sit and watch how someone works is really inspiring. I think my style is different from a lot of work you see here and it gives a different perspective. I like to paint northern scenes and northern animals like ravens and bison, but I also like to paint portraits of people.
I didn’t go to art is school, but I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. When I have an idea for a painting I always sketch it out before starting on a canvas.