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Nirvana 2

Oil on canvas

40x40" Framed in a white-grained wood


The artwork was shown at the Women's University Club in Mayfair, on July 5th, 2024, for the celebration of the King of Ashanti's Silver Jubilee. I showed six artworks at the event, alongside another contemporary artist Christabel Forbes. 


The private function was held by the King's nephew, Yaw Mark Nkansah-Amoyaw with speeches about the King's collectables from Angus Patterson -Chief Curator of Metal Works at The V&A Museum. The collectables are held at Windsor, the V&A and The Wallace Collection. 


The artwork was also shown at The Other Art Fair London Mar 2023 - Saatchi Art and also my solo show IN FLIGHT at The Hyde Gallery, Sept 2023.


The artwork was featured in Suboart Magazine, Aug 2023 



Nirvana 2 is the centrepiece of a triptych that I painted for the feature wall on my stand at The Other Art Fair London 2023.

I wanted each canvas to work equally well on its own as well as the three canvas pieces that I painted.


My vision for the piece was to be of a heavenly setting, where the viewer is taken to a calm and tranquil state. I wanted to create not just a painting but a mood and scene to flow across 3 canvases.


Nirvana, a state of freedom from sorrow & happiness but also an ideal or idyllic place.


My largest painting to date. I like to work on a large scale, to give me freedom of space and composition, creating bold fish and lily pads contrasting with the subtle green of the water.


I poured washes of water mixable oil over 3 canvases, then moved the oil in a way to simulate the flow and movement of natural water. My passion for painting koi comes from living near beautiful lakes with carp ponds near by. Koi are a symbol of good luck and spiritual abundance. I painted three koi in each canvas, totalling nine which is also a significant lucky number.


The colour pallet that I use for my artwork is influenced by current colour trends in interiors and also inspired by nature.

Nirvana 2

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