I am eclectic in my studio practice and love to explore my subject matter in different ways.
In both my abstract and figurative work I paint the world that exists somewhere between memory and dream.
I love to express the mysterious and evocative qualities of nature and human experience with paint. Scroll down to my galleries.
GALLERY 1 ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES
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 seek to capture the simplicity and sometimes the complexity in a painting. These landscapes are both serene and energizing.
GALLERY 2 ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST Non Representational.
Sometimes the work is purely gestural, intuitive and expressionistic. It focuses thematically on movement and emotions through colour, design, pattern, texture and line. I experiment 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.
Gallery 3 Expressive Portraits
And now for something completely different, sometimes I mix it up and my canvas becomes a theatre and I paint imaginary characters inspired by the Human Comedy. This work is collected by people who love expressive and stylized portraiture that makes a bold statement.
Gallery 4: ABSTRACT FLORAL
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 streets were quiet the air was clean, I painted big bold florals, as a way to honour the life-force and to remind myself we humans are not in charge. Nature is in charge.
GALLERY 5 Birds
And I am also very fond of painting ravens and herons and gulls, in an abstract style because I love the magical mystery of these winged ones. Birds have a strong symbolic presence for me and represent inner wisdom and deeper ways of knowing.