Hi subscribers. I want to share with you my new direction: I’m being clearer about my purpose and my message, and my focus. I’m being brave and including some of my fundamental thoughts and beliefs in my work. Ok, so when you look at the work you may not see this straight away – maybe you see pretty pictures? Painting a successful picture is something to feel pleased about, but I feel glad that these images have more to them.
Basically this is what I’m trying to achieve: my work is about pointing out the graceful and beautiful in the everyday, by using simple line and colour. When I draw or paint people I am aiming to point out the grace that is there, in that person. It’s not about having any kind of a perfect body – it’s about the qualities that the person expresses which make them interesting.
In this series I’ve paired people with plants; the plants (flowers so far but I have more in the pipeline!) describe aspects of the person. Have a look at my descriptions for these paintings individually from the home page, it will be a lot clearer.
Three works from this series Betty and the Rose, Lily, Beauty with Brassicas, will be exhibited at Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, Melbourne 7-22 Dec 2018. Please come along to see them in the flesh! See redgallery.com.au