CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
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The wellspring for my inspiration can be found in the vibrancy and power that you might experience in solitary places… deep in the forest, under the night sky, out on the ocean. Working intuitively with patterns and forms that I see in nature, I distill the motifs down to abstraction, to create paintings that are composed of intricately woven layers of colour and texture. I work mainly on canvas and paper, with acrylic paints and inks.
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I like to explore how the mood of a painting can express ideas and emotions that find their parallels in the natural environment, such as examining the way that order and balance can emerge from chaos and cacophony, or how the presence of calm just beneath a turbulent surface creates a subtle tension that can only be perceived by watching closely.
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My work is intuitive and process driven – the development of each painting unfolds like a journey or a story, creating its own structure, its own plot and evolution, and eventually, arriving at its own natural conclusion.
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My latest body of work is entitled MARE INCOGNITUM. It maps out my ideas about how the visual properties of water can elicit emotions and tell stories of feeling lost and finding your way.
One of my earliest memories is peering through a screen of ferns and branches, looking out at sparkling blue waters like these. I can never get enough of it. If the sun is shining, I need to see it, every day. It’s been a beautiful summer, and I’m grateful to have been able to spend […]
Aside from some minor touch ups to do in that dark sea-blue area at the bottom, this one is done! It’s been a brutally hot summer in a lot of places, so I hope you’ll enjoy some these cool ocean vibes. I sometimes have a hard time finishing work… my process is very spontaneous and exploratory, […]