I create evocative, contemporary paintings venturing into the natural world and continue a little beyond it, into abstraction and impressionism.
As a child, I inhabited an imaginary world that I explored through drawing, painting and designing. While I'm mostly "all grown up" now, I remain passionate about rediscovering and depicting our natural landscape but with a nod to those places we see only in our minds. My paintings are atmospheric and often moody, yet calming and tranquil, too. They carry the memories and emotions held close to the heart.
Much of my work is not geographically specific, focusing instead on capturing a feeling or a particular quality of light. Regardless of where we live, or the skies and terrain that envelop us, we share many desires; love, peace, connection, fulfilment. And many of us aim to bring joy and beauty into our lives through art. This shared yearning for uplifting, harmonious artworks has carried my paintings into homes around the world, as well as onto walls here in New Zealand.
I am also happy to discuss commissions and to work on 'geographically identifiable' art pieces.
PAINTING OF THE MONTH
I painted "New Beginning" at a time it really felt like we needed a new beginning. It was after long lock-downs for parts of our country, coming out of winter and at a time we especially needed to feel the wind in our hair, the salt on our lips and to be free to roam where ever we want or needed to rejuvenate our souls. "New Beginnings" took on new meaning for me and became the ideal place to escape to.
To view the image in full size please visit this painting under the Seascape section and click on the image.
Size: 150cm x 100cm.
Acrylic on canvas framed with light oak tray frame.
Available for viewing and purchase through Art Matakana, or please contact me directly for enquiries.
Welcome to my new website
In this space I will post snippets of info, feedback from art buyers and collectors and anything else that may be of interest.
Sunday, 29 November 2020
19-22 May 2022 Auckland Art Show
Join me at the Cloud central Auckland
Thursday, 19 May 2022
3-5 June 2022 NZ Art Show
Join us Queen's Birthday weekend at TSB Arena, central Wellington
Thursday, 2 June 2022