My abstract paintings are playful and quirky, using bold lines and vibrant colours to explore chaos and nautical mythology. Most of my inspiration comes from what I observe on the sea and from sailing in the local waters. Keeping a loose approach with a childlike attitude to my painting process, I want my art to encourage imagination and possibilities.
Symbolism plays a role in my work: the horizon evokes reflection and peace; ladders and docks can suggest growth or transition; boats and rigging remind us of the structure that helps or hinders our progression through life; birds represent trust and the delight of taking risks; faces surface as friends and the connective element of humanity; eyes shine a governing light on the path forward; and three men in a boat are the travelling companions that accompany us on journeys. These and other iconic images appear on my canvases in spirited, uninhibited, and energetic arrangements.
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