Elemental Images in Paint & Photography
Wall art, cards and mobile device skins are available online.
About my art
Painting is my way of accessing the within of things, to bring the blurry often unseen, into focus. Over the years my art muse has been pattern, reflected light, plant shadow, stone texture, forest sounds, and watery movement. I paint these through visceral engagement, improvisation and inspired impersonation using oil, raw earth pigment, acrylic, ink, gouache, watercolour, photo transfer and wax. Regardless of the inspiration my images converge home to an underlying essence with satisfying constancy. Abstract Expressionist artists like Alexandra Luke, Joan Mitchell, Hilma af Klint and Zao Wou-Ki who engage natural spontaneity and the spiritual in their work inspire me. My work has been described as joyful, energetically vibrant, decadent and thought provoking. Most recently I have been inspired by peeling layers of ochre on ancient stone walls juxtaposed with the play of crisp gold light from Venetian chandeliers. These mixed media paintings in soft rose quartz, baby blue and decadent Venetian gold quiet the mind & spark joy. Read more.