...and there have been plenty of those. I am now full time in my studio and new work is emerging. I thought I would put down a few thoughts and images to share with you about my practice and process. Please enjoy.
I am a painter who lives and works from Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.
My painting is framed by feelings of omnipotence in natural forces, atmospheric changes and poetic landscapes.
Devoid of the human form, the pictures yearn for an arcadian time before the disruption of climate change
The work is largely an emotional response to the natural environment around where I live and paint, seeking to capture the atmosphere, light, shape and forms affected by the weather and seasons.
This emerging body of work is a nod to the creative habits of Clarice Beckett, who returned often to her subject with the intention to 'see it anew’.
I spent my formative years living by the shores of Port Phillip Bay and often imagine that tenacious and brilliant artist at her practice.
That particular time at dusk, I hear described as ‘the blue hour’,when a softness descends on the water.
The interplay of light and weather in Westernport Bay (Warn ‘Marrin in Bunurong Language) and Phillip Island have become my obsession, if not, my muse.
I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the Bunurong/Boon Warrung people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live and make art. I would like to pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, also paying my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.