09/30/17
Scottish Trees

Scottish Trees

Scottish TreesScottish Trees  followed a trip to Scotland to visit my fabulous friend from school, whom I hadn’tseen for over twenty years.  Such a special time to be with you and meet your whole family.

The trees are long standing and bring us together after so long.  Felt like I saw you only yesterday!

 

oil/mixed media on canvas

50.8 x 61 cm

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03/30/14
Through the Gateways

Through the Gateways

Through the GatewaysThrough the Gateways is that wonderful warm feeling when the horizon begins to refocus.

Oil/mixed media on canvas.

61 x 61cm

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02/12/14
Lightning Volcano

Lightning Volcano

Lightning VolcanoLightning Volcano was inspired after a seven week visit around Italy to include Pompeii and Sicily where Mount Etna could be seen smoking away in the distance.

102 x 76cm

oil/mixed media on canvas

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02/12/14
In Spirit

In Spirit

In SpiritIn Spirit is a soft mixture of clouds as they float and melt into one another.  Their presence is steady though ever changing, representing the impermanence of all conditioned objects and all living beings.  However, there is an everlasting quality which symbolises our spirit after it has experienced human occupancy,  and makes it’s inbound journey back home to the universe.

oil/mixed media on canvas.

92 x 93cm     Available

 

02/12/14
Rapture

Rapture

RaptureRapture led me out of the often occurring frustrations which happen when a painting comes to a seemingly dead end.  No amount of pondering will take you to the next stage – you either ‘step away’ from the painting or persevere – usually both, in that order!  The painting then calls you back when it is ready, and literally shows you which brushstroke goes where.

oil/mixed media on canvas

100 x 100cm

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09/23/13
Sunny Moments

Fantasy Land

Sunny MomentsFantasy Land is the third painting of the Rimini Series and was conceived while travelling on the train from Milano to Rimini.  The heat was easy to absorb as this part of Italy was having an unusually extra hot summer that year, as temperatures soared into the forties (just the way I like it!).

Modelling paste and glass beads are the texture which gives this painting a tactile finish.

61 x 61cm

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09/23/13
Brighter Days

Cosy Cream

Brighter DaysCosy Cream was inspired by the top of a hot chocolate I had ordered in a restaurant.  The froth which had mixed with the chocolate was almost too perfect to disturb.  The milk had eased into the froth, blending shades of umber and hazel, spreading into tasty creams, fawns and schlor lor lur luurrrr!!! Delicious!  I had wanted to stare at it forever with my hands wrapped around this warm little cup of cosiness.

25 x 25cm

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09/23/13
Summer Dreams

Summer Dreams

Summer DreamsSummer Dreams is the anticipation of the blue ocean glistening under the blue sky with light clouds, that dance like the patterns under your eyelids when you close them.

30 x 36cm

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09/23/13
Irrational

Irrational

IrrationalIrrational has taken busy and bothersome thoughts to the canvas.  Not knowing why they have arisen, and not too sure even if it understands them, Irrational allows a place where moodiness, incomprehension, and irritability can exist.

51 x 51cm

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09/23/13
Marble Coffee

Marble Coffee

Marble CoffeeMarble Coffee is a memory from travelling Nepal and India in 2004.  A meditation at the Buddhist Monastery ‘Amaravati’ in Great Gaddesden, England 2012, recaptured some great memories of this two month journey in a magical country.

20 x 20cm

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09/23/13
Springtime

Springtime

SpringtimeEmerging spring, bursting through the cold dark of winter.

20 x 20cm

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09/23/13
Quietly confident II

Quietly confident II

 

Quietly confident IIQuietly Confident II followed immediately on from Quietly Confident and shows a continuation of the light illuminating many dark thoughts.

25 x 25cm

 

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09/23/13
Quietly confident

Quietly confident

Quietly confidentQuietly Confident is a strong piece of work in the sense that I was confident with every brushstroke, colour and texture.  It emerged through the darkness on it’s own- I only guided the light to the surface.

25 x 25cm

 

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09/23/13
Absolute

Absolute

Absolute

Absolute relates to how the waves break upon the ocean’s surface that seemingly appear from nowhere.  The white ripples of water that emerge from the obscure distance remind us that we exist beyond physical form.

61 x 61cm

Oil/mixed media (glass beads)

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09/23/13
Alizarin Crimson

Broken

Alizarin CrimsonBroken is filled with emptiness and  confusion. The fleshy colours symbolise an unknown internal inner journey.

39 x 48cm

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09/23/13
Broken

Brighter Days

BrokenBrighter Days is the first painting of the Rimini Series.  After a month spent in Italy visiting family, it almost painted itself when I returned to the studio!  It was BURSTING with energy and almost on fire as it heated up the canvas and gave birth to the ‘Rimini Series‘.

It is full of the sights, smells, sounds and romance of the experience.

100 x 100cm

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09/23/13
Petals

Sunny Moments

PetalsSunny Moments is the second creation of the Rimini SeriesIt’s textured surface adds another dimension to the painting producing a tangible understanding of the layers that contribute to this piece of artwork.  The bold colours confirm the heat along the inner and outer journey, and the texture symbolises increasing strength.

91 x 91cm

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09/23/13
Truce

Petals

TrucePetals is a follow on from Broken.  It holds a positive clearing space as the petals fall away and unblock the pathway where confusion and emptiness prevented a positive energy flow.

70 x 25cm

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09/22/13
Dreams

Dreams

DreamsDreams was conceived whilst sailing down the backwaters of Kerala, Southern India in 2004.  An eight hour boat journey from Kochin upon a world of water; junctions made of water; pathways of water leading up to doorways to houses; a truly magical land on water.

Tons of jelly fish; children waving and playing; endless flanks of palm trees lined the periphery; the sky; the sunset; the clouds.

 

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