When both inspiration and energy are low, I turn to design for solace, choosing motifs to layer from the familiar and the beauty around me. I have always loved the designs of William_Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) British textile designer, and been heavily influenced by the motifs, pattern and gilding of the Art Nouveau period, especially the works of Gustav Klimt. The design above layers an old faded story worn curtain from times past, along with the fading, yet still cosy glow of autumn leaves from the garden. This work may become a back drop for a future work, the cover for a visual diary, or a piece of quiet contemplation as it stands – whatever it’s future the process was rejuvenating.
Since attending an intuitive painting class with Susan Knaap – Artist, Creative Coach and Tutor, I have been riding on a wave of enthusiasm and producing some exciting pieces. I am an advocate of lifelong learning and believe it important to participate in a variety of workshops to expand repertoire and continue to bring depth to ones own art practice. This piece found it’s name in the midst of it’s creation.