Clouds in the Sea

Oil on Wooden Round. Experimenting with shifting the paint and actively allowing the subconscious process to dictate, instead of the conscious. ...

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  • Painting Painting Painting
  • Painting Painting Painting
  • Painting Painting Painting
  • Painting Painting Painting

These past two weeks have been quite productive, the significant reason being a space to create in, what a world of change that has brought to my focus and frenzy to finally make works, years of pent up artist frustration unleashed! Here are some snaps of the last couple of weeks. I thank in large part for this the enabling and encouraging established artist and mentor, Lynne Sandri. Also the words of Agnes Martin on the Freedom of Mind. Reading her words has really opened the door. You can read some of her amazing insights here: http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/03/31/agnes-martin-john-gruen-interview/ A painting in the technique of Automatism, a tool used by surrealists and writers alike, used to tap into the subcoinscious mind. Cy Twombly was a big advocate of it. It is truly a spiritual revelation to work in this paradigm. ...

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  • Room no. 8
  • Room no. 8

There is something to be said for new environments and spaces effecting creativity. The old building of Bayview, with it's lived in rooms, secrets and stories, a skeleton key to open the slightly jammed door, a window view of a steep hill of pine trees, sparkling moody ever changing water as far as the eye can see. Having a space to create is such a treat. A door has opened to a new adventure and evolution. From an early age art has always been there, in the form of sculpture with my Nana, at the keys of the piano with my Mother, or drawing, pencil in hand. Always longing for the brush, for the oil paint, the delicious heady smells. Finally the door has been unlocked, I'm not waiting any longer.   ...

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  • Miramar Peninsula Artists Trail 2014
  • Miramar Peninsula Artists Trail 2014
  • Miramar Peninsula Artists Trail 2014
  • Miramar Peninsula Artists Trail 2014
  • Miramar Peninsula Artists Trail 2014

Miramar Peninsula Artists Trail 2014 The main inspiration for this body of work, revolves around my fascination with light and water, it’s reflections and refraction's.  Using water as a metaphor for memory, what it reflects about our own life. Exploring it’s patterns, depths and light through texture and color. Energy and memories moving as if in the flow with a musical score. Using the traditional medium of oil and the contemporary formed wooden rounds. http://www.mpat.co.nz/ ...

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