I am an abstract contemporary
landscape painter working in acrylic. My art is rooted in
real life images and textures, with a modern abstraction,
often in a limited colour palette.
Much of my recent work is about evoking a sense of place. While the paintings no
always look like landscapes, they still feel like landscapes to me.
I am also working with the idea of
layers, and memory: how one memory leads to
another, as well as how an image shifts depending on how the light hits
when metallic paint is used. Much in the same way that memory is layered with
time, and experience, my paintings are built up in layers of paint.
Though there is a vast difference in the types
of work I have created over the course of
my life, the underlying thread in much of it is the environment, and stewardship
planet. I paint abstracted scenes inspired by real-life beauty. Without some amount of
these types of scenes will only exist in imagination.
I think life is all about moments—those moments where time
stops, our individualities
fall away, and we’re reminded of how we’re all connected, how we’re all
one. I think that
art is a “way in”. It is an equalizer, no matter where you come from, what language you
speak. Now, more than ever, we must take a step back, and recognize that inter-