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
Don’t Leave Me Behind
"Don’t Leave Me Behind" was inspired by the many walks taken on the beach with wind in our hair, salt in the air and the feeling of being windswept yet rejuvenated at the end of our walk.
If you look closely the couple are ambling ahead but only because the little dog keeps stopping to sniff and investigate every patch of beach. It won’t be long before he’s tearing ahead again.
Maybe this is similar to walks you experience on the beach or reminds you of a time in the past.
Size: 94cm x 94cm.
Acrylic on canvas framed with light oak tray frame.
Available for viewing and purchase through Flagstaff Gallery and Framing in Devonport, or please contact me directly for enquiries.
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