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Exploring the tick-tock of existence is my starting point when painting.  I am inspired by our natural surroundings, seasonal changes and how this cycle both generates and recalls sensations and memories.

 

Time has lately been spent in gardens and beside lakes and exploring rock pools, drinking in the reflections and refractions and generating momentum for a new body of work. These evolving pieces are about shards of sunlight and snippets of blue skies between the tangle of growth; the above and the underneath;  reflected and shaded; the crystal clear and the murkier, more confusing things. ​

Attempting to capture this sense of something to do with humanity using coloured substances applied to a surface is compulsive and the flirt with that elusive creative magic is addictive.