For me, capturing the essence of Flamenco is the avoidance of over-romanticised tourist depictions found in contemporary paintings. I’m happy to admit my addiction lies in Flamenco’s deep displays of passion, where the practitioners perform with intense enthusiasm, pulling up 500 years of history lying in the sediment of their soul. This profoundly moving experience characterises the Flamenco spirit. This is what I seek to capture in my art.
I’ve travelled to Spain and Cuba and attended Flamenco studios, workshops, performances, and personal dance auditions. Now I’ve finally prepared this body of watercolour paintings. This collection features a loose painterly style to interpret the raw energy, spark and fire, of authentic Flamenco.