Thanks for taking the time to look at my collections. I add to each regularly as I'm the type of person who juggles my thinking/direction and I will paint several paintings along different directions at the same time. This keeps my artwork fresh and keeps me challenged. In a way my collections are a little like unfinished symphonies that I revisit often.
I believe art is a way to understand the world and discover the truth. It can transport viewers to another time and place and I invite you to see the world through my eyes.
Style and technique are irrelevant to me - what I find important is self-awareness. I like to draw attention to the beauty of nature and the problems we are currently facing. If I can assist in making people become more aware of the world around us and care about the impact we have on others and our environment, as they happen, then I have achieved my goal.
"A touch of whimsy" collection
This collection has the same aim - to appreciate nature and give a voice to environmental issues - through subtle messages, whimsy, and humour. Many of these artworks are smaller and more intimate.
"Celebrating nature" collection
This collection simply celebrates nature and life. Some have narratives, others are just there to please.
Bold - nature and floral collection
This collection is all about celebrating nature. Emotion and colour play a powerful role in these bold artworks that express joy, healing and happiness.
Bright colours are used to create vibrancy and energy, and analogous and complementary colours express inner strength, transformation, and hope.
"Plight"- environmental collection
My aim is for this collection to give a voice to environmental issues. Art can be a voice for our disconnect from nature and I believe I have a responsibility to raise issues and challenge assumptions and thinking. The collection is unexpected in conventional homes, yet it draws attention, starts conversations and people tend to come back for a second look. In some pieces I combine humor and irony to advocate for a greater awareness of environmental issues and empowerment to us as a community.
These artworks are simply here to celebrate our seabirds and oceans.