Art serves an important purpose. Sometimes to make us think, sometimes to reflect back to us, ideas of ourselves or of our human condition. I like to think that the purpose of my art is to provide a relief from some of the pain in the world. To provide understanding and compassion that life can be hard but there is always beauty to be found somewhere.
I don’t think my art has ever been just a pretty picture, which may be what it appears on the surface, but rather I have painted with a connection to a deeper emotion with intention to heal or encourage.
Some of my paintings have symbolic meaning which is hinted at in the title. Others are just to remind us that there is still beauty in the world, despite the pain or ugliness.
Each flower, animal or wave contains the miracle of nature which exists carrying the essence of a life force which we are all a part of. Often to be close to nature is to find healing for the soul. When beauty is recognised and the life force within it is received, we find peace and love.