My story. My art. My musings.
I am a painter. Art is the lens through which I view the world around me. My heart is stirred by brilliant literature and my soul is filled by art that speaks and touches the heart.
There is design in everything, it is all around us, we only need to stop and see. Really see. There is beauty, colour and design in the smallest and the most mundane and there is beauty, colour and design in an eloquent word. In books and images, art and writing, there is joy and inspiration to be found. My studio is my happy place, cluttered and full; with groaning book cases and overflowing shelves; the heady smell of turps and incense fighting to overpower one another permeates the space and soft music sets the mood.
I thrill at the sight of a blank canvas, and I pour my soul into writing journals and short stories. I am a magpie, collecting papers and pictures and a strange array of found objects. I am just as enthralled with odd bits picked up at a hardware store as I am with bits of nature’s bounty found lying in the garden. Often I am fortunate to find a great piece of old furniture to revamp which brings joy to my heart.
And so my journey goes on; playing and exploring with paint and colour and words and sentences; furniture and books.
As you browse through my site, my hope is that some joy and colour; fun and inspiration will touch you too.
Some quotes that I love:
♥ “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” (Paul Strand )
♥ “Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” (Simonides)
♥ ” An empty canvas, apparently really empty, that says nothing and is without significance. Almost dull, in fact. In reality, however, it’s crammed with thousands of undertone tensions and is full of expectancy. Slightly apprehensive lest it should be outraged … It can contain anything but cannot sustain everything … An empty canvas is a living wonder — far lovelier than certain pictures.” ( Wassily Kandinsky)
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