As an artist, I find it necessary to be inventive, self-expressive, searching, daring, even disturbing, and in doing so, I am hoping to enlighten others and open ways for a better understanding of my art. Wonder is an important factor in my style of art, something that makes it valuable and unique. This wonder can transport the viewers to somewhere new – it can place them in a different state of mind. It can create a new feeling, vision, or experience that exists outside of the rules of realism..... While one may view my work as entirely abstract at a first glance, it is completely organized. Within my work, you will find that I use symmetry in my placement of colors, objects, lines, and components of my work. Everything pertaining to placement/design/structure is thought out. Even the tools/instruments/brushes/palettes I utilize have a purpose. Everything has meaning..... I am fascinated by the variety, complexity, beauty, and seduction of abstract art. I have always been intrigued by and abstract art. I have made this my main practice of art; I am a subconscious artist; whereby I paint, draw, install, sculpt, and even write from my altered conscious state. My work is based on abstract – not to be mistaken for non-objective art – and is a translation of a real life experience, a thought and/or a dream and is a complete exaggeration of my perception of reality.I call my work "Subconscious Works of Art."
TELEVISION Angela recently signed onto work with the Channel 5 Network in Belize as the host of their latest production, "Tek It or Leave It", a TV Show based on the famous NBC's Deal or No Deal. The show will pick its' contestants from its studio audience on filming night every Wednesday and the Show will air every Tuesday. Channel 5 will be giving away $5000.00 on the show weekly! Angela is the ongoing anchor for Channel 7 Carnival Coverage. She was the host and Executive Producer for the trailblazing Television Series, “Cooking with The Smoky Mermaid” on Love TV and “Smokylicious” through Positive Vibes on Channel 5. ENTERTAINMENT As an entertainer, Angela is a regular performer of the Spoken Word. Performing for venues like the Lik it poetry Festival, the Belize Jazz Festival, Poetry Nights throughout Belize, including Belize City, Belmopan and Placencia. She regularly speaks at schools throughout Belize as a Motivational Speaker and Poetry Performer. She performed on stage for the St. Catherins Academy Anniversary, at Gaylen University in Cayo, at the University of Belize in Belmopan, to name a few. She gets regular calls and letters from schools asking her to come in and speak to and encourage the students. She was also the host of the popular G2 Radio Show on positive Vibes Radio. She has worked with the Belize Pageant’s organization, both as a host and judge for the competition. She is featured on Spoken word Poetry CD's and DVD's, in books and calendars.
AS A WRITER Angela is the published author of "The Light, The Dark & Everything In Between", her first book which caused massive amounts of media attention throughout Belize. Her second book "Artist Confessions" should be on shelves within the next few months and in 2010 she is scheduled to release a book called "Seven", based on her seven philosophies on life!
AS A PAINTER In the art world, she is known as Proshka. Notorious for her Major Solo Exhibits with Visual Audio Installations, Paintings, Photography, and without a doubt entertainment. Weather she has giant snakes or light boxes with dancers, there is always something to see at one of her shows. Angela has had 4 major SOLO Art Exhibits in Belize. “Subconscious Works of Art”, hosted by the Mexican Ambassador and opened by the Honorable Governor General, Sir Colville Young was her first major event. In April of 2005 she had a 6 month showing of her Artwork at the Princess Hotel and Casino. In July of 2006, her “Hottt Chicks Can Paint Too”, was opened by the Honorable Prime Minister at a massive Art Event, Book Launch, and Spoken Word DVD premier. In August of that same year she took her works and held a mini book launch in San Pedro, at her “Belizean Arts” Exhibit. For the past two years she has been preparing for the debut of her Evolution Collection and Photography Show scheduled for May of 2008. Angela represents her county in Trinidad through the “Art of Caribbean Women” Calendar. She is also featured in “Made In Belize” a book on and about Belizean Artists.
CHARITY WORK She has and continues to work with charity fundraisers like the Humane Society, Red Cross and Women’s Club of Belize through donating artwork for fundraising Auctions. She is also an advocate for Aids Awawness Week in Belize and ist to host the Love to Live Concert.
Whether you see a work of art signed as Angela Gegg or as Proshka, they are one and the same. The name PROSHKA is derived from my Latvian heritage. It was taken from the maiden name of my grandmother, Lia (Praskevic) Tattersfield. My grandmother left her hometown of Latvia when she met my grandfather, Tom Tattersfield. They both moved to Belize in 1948, making it their home, and starting a family; one of their three children was and is Deborah (Tattersfield) Gegg, my mother. (the rest is history)..... I never did have the pleasure of spending much time with her as breast cancer took her life when i was only two. As a tribute to her, I took her name, Praskevic pronounced (proshka – vicks), and shortened it to PROSHKA, and have used it ever since.
Belizean born Angela Gegg has been featured in over twenty Joint and Solo Art Shows and has exhibited in Belize, Texas, New York, Miami and Trinidad. She has collaborated on and been affiliated with Art Books, Art Calendars, Spoken Word DVD’s and CD’s; She is the author of "The Light, The Dark & Everything In Between" and She is a regular stage performer of the Spoken Word.
Her Solo Exhibits include “Subconscious Works of Art” in July of 2004, hosted by the Mexican Ambassador at the Institute of Mexico, and opened by the Honorable Governor General, Sir Colville Young . In April of 2005 she had a 6 month showing of her Artwork at the Princess Hotel and Casino called Proshka, the Artist in Action. In July of 2006, her “Hottt Chicks Can Paint Too”, was opened by the Honorable Prime Minister Said Musa at a massive Art Event, Book Launch, and Spoken Word DVD premier which was held at the Image Factory in Belize City. In August of that same year she took her works and held a mini book launch in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye at her “Belizean Arts” Exhibit.
Angela represents her county in Trinidad as her artwork hangs in the famous Clico Gallery. In late 2005 she was selected for the “Art of Caribbean Women” Calendar for 2006, which was launched in the Port of Spain. That same year her artwork was auctioned at an FCCA event in Florida. She is also featured in “Made In Belize” a book on and about Belizean Artists, which was launched in 2007, she is one of only eight female artists in the book. Angela performed for the launching of the G2 Spoken Word CD and was one of the two main features on the CD which was released in 2007. This same yea she was also invited to the University of Beize in belmopan as part of “An Encounter with Women Writers”, and spoke at their Women In Literature forum. In 2008, she was invited to participate in and is featured in “The Other Voices Poetry Project”, a cyber-anthology through UNESCO.
Angela is the author of “The Light, The Dark and Everything In Between”, her first book published in 2006, a 200 page book on her poetry and art sold in Belize and worldwide on Amazon. As a Spoken Word Performance Artist, she has been on stage for audiences at Poetry Festivals, the Jazz Festival, Placencia Arts Association, Charity Events and Schools throughout Belize.
Angela has anchord for Channel 7’s Carnival Coverage since 2005 through 2008. She was the host and Executive Producer for the trailblazing Television Series, “Cooking with The Smoky Mermaid” on Love TV and “Smokylicious” through Positive Vibes on Channel 5. She was also the host of the popular G2 Radio Show on positive Vibes Radio. In 2008 she signed on with Channel 5 as the host of their TV show, “Tek It or Leave It”.
The Artist has been preparing for the book launch of “Artist Confessions”, a pre-lude to another book she is writing based on her seven philosophies on life. She is launching the book on the eve of another Solo Art Show, “Impulse” the Art Exhibit where she will debut her latest collection, Evolution, a detailed surreal art collection. The Book Launch and Art Show will be held later this year.
Before her studies in New York and Houston, she lived in Guatemala for 9 months where she learned the craft of sculpture and took on Spanish as a second language. When her Guatemala experience had ended, she went on to Cortland College in New York where she majored in the Arts and worked part time at a local radio station, (96.5 the Dragon) as the world Music Director; she was also a writer for their online newspaper and magazine. During this time she became involved in the craft of installations and ceramics. But it was also during that time her hobby of photography became a passion, leading to her ever popular Digitally Enhanced Photography Series (which is one of her seven art collections). After two years she relocated to Houston, where she focused on her writing, poetry, and oddly enough, Sports Medicine. She worked as the Art director for the Raven Literary Magazine. And also enrolled in the Baylor Sports Medicine Institute where she graduated with honors. While her education at Baylor was a fitness mechanism, to her it was a way of learning the detail of anything anatomy and physiology based; these skills are highly apparent in both her “Body Dismorphic” and “Evolution” Collection.
Gegg says that her work is a visual representation of the ideas, thoughts and imagery that have fascinated her for the entirety of her life. She states that “As an artist, I find it necessary to be inventive, self-expressive, searching, daring, even disturbing, and in doing so, I am hoping to enlighten others and open ways for a better understanding of my art.” She expects her works of Art to create a new feeling, vision, or experience that exists outside of the rules of realism; she considers herself to be an abstract, surrealist painter, but based entirely on objective subject matter. His quasi-abstract paintings explore the relationship between shape, color and life, it is his aim to create a subconsciously inspired composition that explores the natural wonders of the universe. The rest of her collections include, “Her Abstract Linear Layering Collection”, “Art on Art”, “Red and Black”, and the “Series in which she calls Tears”.