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“When the world cracks and splits, does it bleed?”

Cracked is an original acrylic abstract painting on canvas measuring 20 x 16 x 0.7 inches. It began as a play with colours I don’t usually work with; browns and ochres blended and layered over the top of which white space was applied. Red acrylic was allowed to move and drip to form cracks and interesting areas over which a little varnish was applied to give them a blood like sheen as if they still dripped and flowed. It has been signed on both the front and back.

This original acrylic painting is available to buy from my website.

Various prints of this painting are also available from my Redbubble store

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“What do you see forming in the green? A garden? A forest? A wolf perhaps?”

In The Garden is an original acrylic abstract painting on canvas measuring 16 x 12 x 0.7 inches. I created this one intuitively, playing with a set of blue and green acrylic paints and experimenting with different blending and mark making techniques; in it I see an abstract, close up, portrait of a canine. What do you see? It has been signed on both the front and back.

This original acrylic painting is available to buy from my website.

Various prints of this painting are also available from my Redbubble store

“The lagoon is deep and mysterious, offering answers or just a way to lose yourself…”

Lagoon is an original acrylic abstract painting on canvas measuring 20 x 16 x 0.7 inches. To me it feels like a lagoon of swirling colours, deep blues mixing with greens while the light dances in white on it’s surface, creating shapes and movement even in the still. It has been signed on both the front and back.

This original acrylic painting is available to buy from my website.

Various prints of this painting are also available from my Redbubble store

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Quick ink drawing of my pen pot using a uni-ball eye micro.

A while back over winter I moved my altar space from the studio up to my bedroom as I missed seeing and using it while it was so cold outside. For a while it took up over half of my desk space and kept creeping further over which was… problematic. To remedy this I found a great little corner shelving set to hold everything. It has worked perfectly but it was time for a proper clean out and cleanse of the whole area.

It always amazes me how much of a connection I forge with my spaces when I really take everything down, clean it, cleanse it with my favourite incense and dedicate it in the process of setting it up again, to my spirituality and practice:

altar set up April 6

Most of the things I had are in the same places, though the buddha statue was a new addition, moved from elsewhere in the house, as were the flower lights that had been up in my studio. They’re wonderful soft light is nice to have there when I don’t necessarily want to light all or any of my candles. A treat of a glass of wine sealed the deal and it is once again a connected place for me. The only thing that’s missing in this picture are my crystals which are currently being cleaned and cleansed before they are added to the space again.

It’s been a long, cold winter this last one past and as a result too cold to really use my studio space. I’m hoping to insulate it this summer so it shouldn’t be as much of an issue next year but this year it became a bit of a dumping ground for things that I needed to clear out. We’ve had some sunshine this week and the air has been warmer. Spring is a wonderful time to have a clean and clear out so when the spring cleaning bug hit I jumped at the chance.

As you can see before hand it was a mess of WiPs and junk, much of which I needed to throw out; old materials I have no use for and general rubbish, especially leaves that had blown in from the garden.

I was expecting the studio to take far longer than it actually did to clean. I have been trying to do fifteen minute clear outs this spring to keep the effort short and sweet before taking a quick break and continuing. There were also a few bags of materials I had been using over the winter in the house that needed to be put away in there. Here’s the result:

It’s light, uncluttered and inspiring once again! The plan over summer is to insulate the walls with panels and insulation fibre, then paint the white so that light will carry around it better, both natural and from my lamp. I’m so happy to have my creative area back ready for the warmer, brighter weather and all of the inspiration it will bring.

Just a quick note to say that I have been updating my Redbubble Store with a variety of works now available to order in various print forms from wall art to stationery and household items. Not all of my work is available in all forms; if you see a piece you like check out what’s available for that work and think about ordering a unique and interesting print of one of my works.