Biography / Artist statement
Wachira is an artist and photographer based in Battersea. Shape and colour have always excited and inspired Wachira.
Moving full-time to London – Battersea, specifically – in 2006, the iconic Battersea Power Station caught her imagination. Its size and power and links to the past in the changing landscape of Battersea and Nine Elms made it the perfect ’subject’ of her increasing move towards becoming a full-time artist. As it is gradually dismantled and re-designed as part of the Nine Elms re-development, the original building and the lasting impression it gave to Wachira, she hopes, is still alive and inspiring to all in her work.
Wachira’s art is inspired by many forms but is heavily influenced by the Impressionist movement. Growing up in vibrant Bangkok, her art mirrors life’s noise and colours and the effect changing light has on landscapes and city skylines. Now based in London she has a wonderful opportunity to reflect this great city and all its colours, shapes and noise. Her current pieces showcase the riverside scenes and Battersea Park images in and around London. Pallet-knife techniques give her work texture and bring London to life.