I am fascinated by the timeless and infinite nature of music and memory and how they defy linear time. In a single moment, we can touch the world Mozart lived in, transport the soul of the Baroque to us, we can hear what our ancestors heard - echoes of past transcending centuries and carried in to the future. This is a part of what inspires me to paint, giving visual form to those ideas.
My world was immersed in music when I was 6 years old, and I studied through to University, where I completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in flute performance, musicology, ethnomusicology & performing arts. From this life-long pursuit of music, I draw from a broad palette of musical styles and experience, and an ever-growing library of sound inspiration. My faith has also been a steady companion and is a major part of my creative process, ' ma raison d'être ' - painting has a meditative, prayerful quality that centers me each day, drawing me into a contemplative state that connects me to the unseen. It is a process of surrender to allow the work to become what it needs to be.
My painting intertwines musical form and musical language into each composition, exploring the possibilities in transferring musical energy (sound waves) into visual energy (light waves) via paint, and I am continually exploring lyrical movement, pattern, rhythm, melody and harmony as colour and form. Sometimes I love to paint simplified forms of specific melodies and sounds, while other paintings are inspired by the emotions and meaning of songs, music, and words.
I would be honoured to have your support, and I hope my work brings moments of reflection and conversation and beauty. Art is made for interaction, and without your thoughts and responses the work is silent.