An invisible breath moves my world. Outside my studio window the clouds move across the sky, my garden
dances to a mysterious rhythm, and the water surface on the bird bath ripples.
The Aira series, created with oil stick scribbles like a gesture drawing, captures fleeting impressions of my continuing fascination with mystery, movement, energy, and light.
For many years I have driven from Woodstock to Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre on my favourite back roads. Ingersoll Commute is a series of paintings created from memories and impressions of moving through that space. Rather than seek the specifics of any one view or place I have let the work lead me to these stored interior landscapes.
My paintings continue to evolve and emerge from the multiple layers of marks, scribbles, scratches and collage. Although collage is not new to me for this series I have used saved pieces of past work created during the years of the commute further unearthing memories of that time and space.
I am fascinated with the experience of the sky and the landscape and how each is affected by the light and colours of the other.
The Sky Over Garden series is created on semi-transparent archival mylar layers. The “sky” layer is suspended over the “garden” layer and affects or changes the painted colours on the layer underneath. I intend the viewer to be drawn into and through the layers and experience this interaction.
(select early work)
The photographic gridworks act as mandalas which visually consolidate the sense of a structural order in the universe; the sense of a universal energy field which makes itself visible in the many patterns found in nature.
Each piece of work is created by the repetition of 2 or 3 individual colour prints. The separate prints are placed so that the rhythm and pattern which link them together become more important to the eye than any individual part.
The natural patterns discovered and/or created during the making of the photogrids have acted as resonators that reinforce my connection to the ever present energy field.