“Hold every moment sacred. Give each clarity and meaning, each the weight of thine awareness, each it’s true and due fulfillment.” - Thomas Mann
My paintings are my attempt to connect to the heart and to the mind.In my interiors, I want to go beyond the physical and convey the inspiration and serenity I experience in my surroundings.I am drawn to the everyday.
My goal is to create a sanctuary, a quiet place of contemplation.To share a tranquil spot with the viewer and offer an inviting place to be still, to create something beautiful out of the ordinary.There is beauty in every thing and I choose to translate this beauty in my paintings by combining simplicity, light and vibrant colour through the use of opaque and transparent acrylic glazes.I draw with my brush, slightly distorting and manipulating the subject to share the beauty of imperfection, creating soft, sculptural form.My images are an endeavor to capture the essence of spiritual light that are found in the forests of Emily Carr or the flowers of Georgia O’Keeffe.
The foremost emotion I am attempting to convey is joy: it is all around us in forms we may not see or appreciate. A warm bed to crawl into, a comfortable chair to sit in and a book that will take one to places never imagined. These are my simple pleasures.