In my art I like to capture the beauty of traditional life and culture from the African continent. My visual interests and ideas allow me to express my creative expressions in a positive and vibrant light. I look to create beauty in natural living styles because although we claim to live in a modern society, there are many of us who would view traditional life as one of poverty and deprivation. Traditional life however, for many still hold a peaceful and ordered life style, close knit communities and rich traditional values with its own unique life style. My particular interest has been in Ethiopia, as I have have lived there for the past 20 years working as a primary school teacher.