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“When the sun bursts through the darkness it emphasises even the smallest, beautiful details.”

Bursting forth through layers of nature and foliage the sun brings growth and a new perspective on things. I was inspired to create this following a nature walk on a brilliantly light and sunny day. The sunlight highlighted every tiny detail of nature, bringing sparkle and shimmer in a magical way to each leaf, berry and twig I saw.

Sunburst is an original acrylic painting on canvas measuring 20 x 16 x 0.7 inches. It features a light warm area of sunlight surrounded by foliage and growth in a multitude of hues with metallic gold highlights that catch the light 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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“Even the most mundane objects hold a beauty waiting to be perceived.”

With this piece I wanted to do something different and experimental using mundane objects in a still life with a difference. Look hard and you can make out the forms of the objects used to inspire this piece amongst the colour, pattern and play that they inspired. Every time I look at this piece I see something new to engage with.

Unusual Still Life is an original acrylic painting on canvas measuring 20 x 16 x 0.7 inches. Colour, line and mark making in acrylic paint cover this canvas creating an interesting, exploratory composition full of interest. 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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Sometimes an old painting cannot be saved. I have been known to hold onto paintings, some finished, some not that I do not like for one reason or another or lose my inspiration for, for literal years. But there comes a time where you have to either finish it and move on, throw it away or turn it into something else. I detest the waste of materials so throwing them away is not an option.

I have been working through my WiPs to clear out both the studio and my headspace, which tends to get clogged on these particularly challenging pieces and ‘Transition’ was born. The name, I feel, is fitting given the process that occurred to create it:

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Transition is an original acrylic painting on canvas measuring I8 x 15 x 0.7 inches in a mixture of acrylic ink, paint and texture paste. The layers were built up in these mediums using various techniques to add a range of marks and interest over the entire canvas. 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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This set of ink over watercolour doodles were a relaxation exercise one evening but something interesting happened with the blue one. I generally don’t like how the blue page turned out but there is one part of it that I think is very beautiful and intend to implement in the future:

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This motif that appeared works. It really speaks to me and makes me think of the moon and my power and interest in my spiritual practice. It just goes to show that even in the play you don’t like there is still plenty to be learned and often an odd diamond to find in the rough.

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I have a strange kind of love/hate affair with branded sketchbooks. I really enjoy creating my own journals and sketchbooks but I usually have one branded sketchbook on the go at once and it is, more often than not, a Moleskine because I love the paper and feel of the books. Of late my mini (pocket sized) Moleskine sketchbook has been a watercolour playground where I can really let loose with colour and ink to see what comes of it as well as keeping me creating outside of my ‘studio time’. This book has really helped to reignite my passion for watercolours and different techniques and effects that can be created with them to translate in the future into new full paintings.

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I am so close to finishing this personal journal that I started way back in 2013. It has been a mixture of journaling through my moods, both good and bad, to a place to experiment away from the pressure of ‘getting it right’. I try not to judge anything that surfaces in this particular journal, whether it be thoughts or images, many of which are ugly to my view but very important to my practice.

Lately, while I have still been journaling more traditionally in it, I have noticed abstracts really coming through again and helping to steer me back towards my passion and interest as an artist. It may not look like much but these pages are super important to the development of both my practice as an artist and my personal development and growth.

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“When you paint with just one colour, white and black you appreciate the value of that colour.”

This painting is an exploration of the colour pink using rose acrylic paint with white and black to explore the range of tones possible from just one colour. The colours were mixed on the canvas during the painting process rather than on a palette in this abstract design inspired by a holed hagstone and created with a range of techniques using brushes and hands to move the paint around.

Value In Pink is an original acrylic painting on canvas measuring 20 x 16 x 0.7 inches with white edges. It features a hagstone design with the marks, lines, shapes and textures being allowed to form organically on the canvas during the painting process. 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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