A Piece from the Past…Nautilus

After a change of circumstance in 2011 I found myself living happily solo with my son, the optimism had returned to my thoughts, along with a rich array of colour in my artwork. More so I had found the courage to experiment and allow the work to grow – to travel across the canvas – a true journey of discovery. When speaking to others about this piece I have continually heard myself say that this was the most honest and satisfying painting I have undertaken – I still agree. There was a real freedom found in the creative process, I was excited to step up to it with the knowledge that I did not know what to expect, no planning, no demands – such freedom! Painting in the ‘Now’ – now there’s a good title for a book!

Painting Synopsis: We can plan our journey through this life; make our lists, pack our bags, schedule our time, our days, our hours, be effective and efficient, but sometimes we need to allow ourselves to be led, to follow a path without the knowledge of it’s destination, to trust our intuition – in doing so we allow others the chance to tread within our footsteps…

“Nautilus” oil on canvas – artists own collection.

A Piece from the Past…2011

This painting was one of a collection of works produced during a challenging time in my life. Through those years I maintained a futuristic viewpoint, that included an ability to produce work that was preemptive of better times.  Revisiting this painting has reminded me of the power of symbolic expressionism.

“From Conception to Birth” oil on canvas, sold and residing in Napier.

Painting Synopsis:  Through the darkest of days we unknowingly birth the seeds of hope; dormant in the darkness, triggered by the warmth of expectancy.

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