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. Mostly I paint as a playful process using layers of colour and marks to express what I feel and see. I paint with a curiosity, enjoying each moment as it is and looking forward to what may reveal itself or come next. It is a process of exploring and play that runs its course with my creative energy. Some pieces are finished quickly, others require a rest and take a little longer to completion.
Often I will return to underlayers of paint through scrubbing or scraping, finding direction in texture and effect. Perhaps the journey of a work will take me to a landscape, a memory, a place or an emotion. 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.
Acrylic paint is my favourite medium as I like the fast drying for many layers. I love drawing as an added dimension of expression within my work and use charcoal, graphite, pencils, soft chalk or oil pastels for creating my personal marks.
As an artist, the best lesson I have learned for myself is to "let go, let it flow" and to enjoy the journey of each piece. If a piece speaks to you, my creative experience is completed on an even deeper level. My wish is to create art that is beautiful and serene or lively and eccentric. Perhaps lighthearted and comical, maybe dark and deeply mysterious, and reaching a deep emotion or leaving a sense of wonder in the viewer. I express myself and who I am with paint, a deeply personal and passionate practice as a creative spirit.