Artist Statement

I paint to express my joy of living.  Simple, beautiful moments captured through colour, images, shapes and texture.  I create in my home studio in Hammonds Plains listening to music and burning my favourite essential oils. 

 

Inspiration comes from my fascination with nature and all its amazing colours, travelling, yoga, the human spirit and my love of life.  Seeing art from around the world also inspires me.

 

I paint various subjects using several styles.  Sometimes interpreting a landscape or seascape from my own photo (of which I have thousands!) and other times needing to feel the freedom of creating an abstract piece.

 

Acrylic is my medium of choice for it’s versatility and ease of use.  I also use other media such as gels, modeling paste, pens, ink and resin to add texture and variety.  I love colour and will often use bright, bold colour along with metallic and iridescent paints or pigments.  Most of my work is done with a brush, sometimes I use a palette knife or other tools such as sponges to create interest.  When doing abstract pieces I may use pouring and drip techniques as well as brush work. 

 

turquoise green blue abstract circles

"Creativity is a combination of discipline and childlike spirit"

Robert Greene