Here are five collections showing examples of my different styles. Original art can create a focal point for your room and enliven the space.
Have look and get in touch if you see something you like.
Imagined Landscapes 2020-2022
When I paint in an abstract style I am responding to the moment and inquiring into the here and now. Feelings are stirred, memories evoked imagination comes out to play. In my landscapes it’s not so much that I am painting nature but more that I am painting my experience of it. Sometimes I am painting inner landscapes because often our inner lives are reflected in the art. Sometimes I seek to capture the simplicity and sometimes the complexity of life in a painting. These landscapes are both serene and energizing, and sometimes dark and desolate but always revealing a ray of light. The dark paintings I hope allow us to see through the darkness to the light in our lives.
Lyrical Abstracts 2020-2022
Sometimes the work is purely gestural, intuitive and expressionistic. It focuses thematically on movement and emotions through colour, design, pattern, texture and line. I challenge myself to play with different ways to make abstract art as part of my creative practice. This works appeals to collectors who like bold statements that create a focal point for a room.
The Theatre of Life
And now for something completely different, sometimes I mix it up and my canvas becomes a theatre. I leave the world of landscape and abstract painting and invent imaginary characters inspired by the Human Comedy. This work is collected by people who love expressive and stylized portraiture that makes a bold statement. My portraits are not realistic but rather seek to express again the intangible human qualities I am so fond of.
In 2020 and 2021 during the lock-down I was amazed at how nature seemed to thrive without us. I went in a completely different creative direction. The city streets were quiet, the air was clean, I painted big bold flowers to remind myself, we humans are not in charge. Nature is in charge.
Rendering the magic and mystery of these urban citizens. Birds have a strong symbolic presence for me and represent inner wisdom and deeper ways of knowing.
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