I was cleaning out my sewing cabinet and found all my old
paper dress patterns. I thought I might
try and include some of the lovely paper patterns in a piece of art.
A very large abstract painting painted in many layers to create texture and depth. All the colours from the under layers show through to provide interesting character.
I have sewn many dresses over the years and it is always
exciting to make a new dress. This piece shows the wearer showing off her new
evening dress. I have used the paper pattern to create the dress, it has many
folds and crevices – lots of texture and the end result looks like a gorgeous
I never want my pieces to simply be interior décor art but
something individual and full of interest.
Large pastel coloured abstract painted in acrylic on canvas.
This painting was painted in many layers to create texture and depth. All the colours from the under layers show
through to provide interesting character. Your imagination can interpret the
various shapes and contours into flowers, leaves, butterflies, mushrooms, water
Each individual will see something different in this
painting which was my intention, I like to make the viewer work to enjoy the
painting. I don’t want my pieces to
simply be interior décor art but something individual and full of interest.
I hope you can see your botanical garden in this piece.
Original artwork painted in Oil on heavy duty stretched canvas.
It measures 1015mm x 760mm.
‘Child’s Play’ is a bright, cheerful, colorful image painted in a modern contemporary style in all the colours of the rainbow. It was painted with the view to add colour to the home.
In this large piece I painted geometric shapes to create a pleasant image and used every colour I could manage. Are they children’s building blocks? could be! It would particularly suit a children’s bedroom or the nursery but at the moment I currently have it in my own bedroom as I love this piece and the colours make me happy.
When we visited Tasmania, I immediately hit the bitumen. Like a modern-day explorer, I use bitumen roads and highways to seek the natural beauty of Tasmania. However, whilst these highways traverse and float over the land acting like a magic carpet to take me wherever I wish, combined with today’s ever-growing civilisation, they tend to mask the real Tasmania.
This piece is initially painted in many layers of blues
greens oranges and purple to represent the colours of natural Tasmania – it’s beautiful
trees, mountains, lakes, rivers and sky.
This montage of colour is then covered in grey and white to
represent today’s continual encroachment of buildings and development on the
landscape. Grey and white signifies tin,
concrete and steel, all dull uninspiring colours. Then over that, is painted harsh black to
represent the bitumen.
Tasmania’s natural beauty is hidden beneath civilisation. As
we traverse the bitumen to get where we want to go, we must delve deep to see the
natural Tasmania. Look through the black,
grey and white, it is there underneath, waiting to be discovered.