24" x 30"
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
Watercolour Sea was a work where I honed my technical skills referencing detailed imagery while painting, but proceeding with abstraction to carry my idea further. Painting with watercolour can limit your ability to layer paint, or can provide you new opportunities. I try my best to allow a watercolour painting to do the latter.
What does the imagery in Watercolour Sea evoke for you? Do you assign a narrative?
2 panels ea. 16" x 20"
Oil Paint, Printed on Canvas
Peony Diptych was an experimental artwork used to understand the fiscal differences of a work that was created with tools originally intended for alternate mediums. I created the floral tattoo-like design on paper and cut it to be a stencil, then proceeded to 'paint' using rollers intended for lino-cut printing, while using impasto oil paint. The resulting image was bright in some areas, yet subdued and inverted in the peonies. Warm and inviting, this painting would welcome a closer look and would look good hung any distance apart from one another.
Oil on hand-bound canvas
5 canvases each 12" x 16" sold together
Tether (2020) is a polyptych series of oil paintings that make one large, abstracted image. The peony flowers in different colours with one long, tethered stroke of blur unifies all panels and halts clarity in the same moment. Initially, it’s suggestive of a strict narrative in its colour, form and panel structure, although in reality the paintings were more about the experience of painting itself. Refining an image only to erase its vivacity is kind of like the way life plays out; the vivacity of the present moment and then its lingering, puzzle-piece method of sticking in our minds when we choose to revisit the moment years later. I’m not stating that our memories should revisit us in an alternate way, I’m just stating that’s the way it is.
Oil paint, clay, permanent marker and lumber crayon on wood panel
15" x 15" x 2.5"
Jung posed that ‘Individuation means becoming a single, homogeneous being [and] also implies becoming one’s own self.’ Experiencing dreams, memories & thoughts evolves into processing symbolic nuggets in a manner that is telling of the Self’s characteristics. Memory lies within the layers of the subconscious realm and with periods of meditation, thought and research we can penetrate through and find purpose for the Persona & the Ego at the surface. An increase in knowledge behind why we think the way we do increases one’s ability to make better choices in the future in an attempt to avoid unsavoury limitations to our personal success, although confronting the Shadow is still a fearful and overwhelming process in itself.
'The Shadow' is a multidimensional work that can be viewed facing the front, or from the left or right side down the back of the work. With faces protruding in clay emerging, almost gasping or crying, the work comes to life and brings a chilling aura expressed through warm, neutral colours. A true, original conversation piece.
If you are seriously interested in adding 'The Shadow' to your collection and you would like to see this work over videochat please send a message through the Contact section to schedule a virtual appointment.
Oil on Canvas
24" x 20" x .75"
Reflection is discussing the subconscious mind’s depth and the power of eidetic imagery and recognizability; a repetitive, vivid image, that traces from the subconscious into waking life.
This image, literally, was a dream. No other moments left an imprint on waking life like this moment; just making out oneself emerging from behind the rippling rings of the surface of a lake.
The eyes are most visible, but look back darkly and fiercely.
Almost unsettling; what looks back at you is not your own.