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Deep Rest

Deep Rest

In my more whimsical moments I get a strange feeling that creating the first painting in the Metanoia series was like opening up a portal to another dimension. This was only my 3rd ever oil painting and a step back into semi-abstraction after completing 'The Inscending Spiral' series, a deep dive into the workings of my subconscious mind. ⠀

Moving into this new series, entitled 'Metanoia', I somehow started dredging up visions out of the darkness of my mind that felt unknown to me. I didn't really know what I was painting when I created this, but I think my subconscious definitely...


The Artful Life

The Artful Life

Picasso was a womanizer. Pollock was a drunk. Van Gogh died alone and penniless. Warhol was obsessed with fame. Great artists? Of course. But they were never role models to aspire to. Not for me anyway. Looking at how they lived, beyond the canvas, left me confused and uncertain of what it was I needed to do and be, for me to make it as an artist.

My art school tutors may have given me the much needed freedom to express myself, but that wasn't nearly enough to help me become the artist I am today....


The Involuted Submergent

The Involuted Submergent

I hope this finds you and your loved ones well. Though there might be hard journeys ahead for some at this time, I feel the change of pace over the past couple of weeks has been welcomed by many. Slowing down is something I believe we can all benefit from in our fast paced society.

'Imaginal Cells II' painting time-lapse video

'Imaginal Cells II' painting time-lapse video

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Equilibria

Equilibria

 

In the West the concept of balance is often symbolized by a static set of equally positioned weighing scales.

'Equilibria' explores how, in Eastern philosophies such as Taoism, balance is not attained through a settling of energy, but via a dynamic dance between two polarized opposites. Male and female, day and night, life and death, good and bad. Neither side exists, or is set into motion, without the other, an interaction that produces the infinite fractal chess board on which the game of...