Spending time in the African wilderness forces me to be in the moment because - in the bush - you don't know what the next minute will bring. It makes me feel humble, alive, and free. I understood my place in the world again and the important role we must play in maintaining our precious natural balance.
The Wild Heart Collection represents the ongoing journey of finding my own path into the wild, restoring that nature connection, and finding meaning as the road twists and turns to the unexpected. Gaining knowledge of how the world works and the different perspectives it holds. Photography gives me a chance to look at something from 360 degrees. It's about the sorting and piecing of images to create that bigger picture. Expanding my horizons, and facing fears to follow my dreams.
WILD HEART tells my story of feeling at home in the African bush and being grateful for watching life unfold in front of me while learning about how everything lives in perfect harmony; in a circle of life that creates a deeper understanding of the way we are meant to co-exist with the wilderness. A wild heart with a curious mind, connecting with Mother Nature in a creative way to capture our wild nature as I see it with my heart.
I believe that art created from the heart is very powerful to restore that lost connection with ourselves and nature. Research shows that even looking at art can improve your mental health and well-being. I hope this 'Wild Heart' image collection is an inspiration to appreciate the natural world we are fortunate to live in, and that you find peace of mind in front of my artwork.