Oriele believes art should come forth from within the artist, as well as a depiction of the external visual world. The ideas and colors are intended to be playful and innocent in a world that doesn’t always allow for this to be expressed.
She has taken inspiration from the still-life of the Impressionists, more recently influenced by ‘Naïve’ art or ‘Art Brut’ and contemporary ideas of simplicity in painting; to create a series of narrative paintings and drawings.
The drawings capture a moment with an image or directly from the imagination. Here, she transposes her imagination, eye and memory onto a piece of paper. These are the beginnings of new ideas that extend beyond the paper and on to a new mode of working- Oil paint on canvas.