Painter, writer, drawer and textile artist
Exhibiting in Blackwood River Arts Trail At:
Black Barn Studio
Eedle Terrace, Bridgetown WA 6255, Australia
0427 184 956
My creative life has been NURTURED.
Teenage years spent in Singapore in the 70's, and the exposure to cultural and aesthetic IMPRINTING, continue to find a way into my work. The sudden return to Australia was accompanied by feelings of ISOLATION, and not fitting in.
Three years at Claremont School of Art provided a space for RECONNECTION and BELONGING, with daily immersion in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Art History and Sculpture .
To study what has gone before us lays a STRONG FOUNDATION.
We reach a point in our endeavours when the building blocks of any field of study become part of us, and therein lies the OPPORTUNITY to UNRAVEL...to stray and wander from the known, observed outcome, into the MYSTERY...
This body of work was begun over 12 months ago, as a RESPONSE to the forest as a SACRED SPACE.
The interpretation required SLOWNESS.
Watercolours, pencil, paper, recycled linens and silks, leaves, sticks and threads became my mediums.
Tiny fragile, lace-like leaves TRANSFORMED by caterpillars and insects, inspired me with their RESILIENCE.
Daily walks beneath trees provided a SILENCE, and ideas took shape.
I stitched leaves onto fabric, and made tiny books embellished with sticks and stitching.
Small painted watercolours appeared....intimate observations of treasures found on the forest floor .
The larger, more recent paintings are a continuing RELATIONSHIP and EXPLORATION shared with the light on the water, and trees along the river.
My garden in autumn
Symbols of home
Handmade books,with 3 watercolours
3 watercolour or print images inside.
End of day,winter
Acrylic on Canvas
Chopin in blue
Acrylic on Canvas