Artist Statement - Luminosity Series

In my contemporary landscape paintings, I try to portray the luminosity of the skies, and everything they touch, painting in layers of colour.  A ‘wet on wet’ technique effectively blends the acrylics, adds depth to the canvas, and evokes time and space.
Many of my paintings start with a moment in time, or a colour --sometimes one little cross-section of colour on a larger plane.  I have been especially interested in capturing the essence of the night sky. Some nights the skies just glow, illuminating everything beneath.
Up until now, man could look skywards and tell what type of weather was imminent. In this age of climate change, where many people are still unaware of just how quickly the earth is changing, the skies are more beautiful, more volatile, than ever—but at what cost?
I am interested in the ways in which the luminosity of the skies changes the appearance of things.
The night skies have so many colours.




No man ever steps in the same river twice,

for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

- Heraclitus


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