Travelling on my artistic journey, I discovered and found a "coming home" to a love for painting through abstract form, an intuitive and spontaneous process with an unplanned agenda.
This freedom in painting settled me into a wonderful place inside where I could express what I felt, capture moments of imagination, fragments of memories, and the joy or pain of emotion in a non-representational way. There is a beautiful connection with others through sharing this honest expression, and unbounded interpretation by the viewer. This is my purpose as an artist.
I find great joy in the simple act of putting on colour and letting the paint direct me. Sometimes I will find an image in my work and this will guide me, or it may become hidden and part of the story. I paint as a playful process using layers of colour and marks to express what I feel and see. It is a process of exploring and curious risk taking that runs its course with my creative energy. Painting is a healing and comforting act for me, and I paint for myself first. I then like to share a finished work and they go out into the world.
My marks and style are evolving as I continue painting, as I open myself to freeing what must be revealed through my desire to create. I feel the vibrational energy of each colour and am inspired constantly by nature, the human experience and my own inner world and awareness of my own life purpose. My paintings teach me about myself and are like a mirror for my life and emotions. I strive to be an authentic artist, one who bares the soul through this healing art form.
Acrylic paint is my favourite medium as I like the fast drying for many layers. I love drawing and scribbling as an added dimension of expression within my work and use charcoal, graphite, pencils, soft chalk or oil pastels for creating my personal marks. I also enjoy some digital work on my iPad, and my process is the same.
If a piece speaks to the viewer emotionally, my creative experience is completed on an even deeper level. My wish is to create art that is alive, that is beautiful and serene or lively and eccentric. Perhaps lighthearted and full of lyrical rhythm, maybe dark and deeply mysterious and leaving a sense of wonder.
I express myself, a deeply private and philosophical human being, through art. This is the voice of my creative spirit.