“It is not always sunshine that splits the seed, cleaving the armour, releasing the shoot. Darkness makes the hearts case fragile, pain breaks it open, courage teases out the leaves and life unfurls and expands thrusting upwards into light.”

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UNFURLING

Paintings about shoots and bulbs and springtime and rebirth,

of coming out of the dark and back into the light. 

Potting SHed

I love spring time. It's so hopeful. Those first warmer days when the light is brighter and  you venture into the garden, have a little tidy up in the shed and a look in various pots to what's coming through the soil. 

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WINDOW BOX

This one is inspired by beautiful window boxes packed to the brim with ranunculus and pelargoniums. My aunt's garden in Carrara is like this; wonderful flowers growing in interesting ceramics and seen with strong like and the equivalent dark areas of shadow in between. 

Bulbaliscious

This was painted in late February when the spring flowers were coming into bloom. It is a semi-abstract piece with elements of form relating to bulbs and shoots and the bell-like flowers of hyacinths. 

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UNFURLING

“It is not always sunshine that splits the seed, cleaving the armour, releasing the shoot. Darkness makes the hearts case fragile, pain breaks it open, courage teases out the leaves and life unfurls and expands thrusting upwards into light.”

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