I titled the show "Moments in Spontaneum" because for me there is a very definite place called "Spontaneum" This is my very happy, emotive, expressive and spontaneous place where for me magical reactions can happen between myself, my brushes and the canvas.
This is what I wrote to describe the show...
This body of work documents and reflects the personal journey I have been on this year – one of exploration and growth, of acceptance, gratitude and presence.
The work is emotional and expressive and created in those moments where instinct and intuition override the analytical brain to create something raw, free and unconscious. It’s about surrendering....letting go. Its about telling a story in a spontaneous moment.
We are all aware of the concept of ‘living in the now’ and ‘being in the moment’, and it is through the creation of this body of work that I have realised the art of complete presence. In front of my canvas, brushes in hand, time stands still and it is in these moments that I express myself fully and spontaneously.
These paintings are suggestive of landscapes travelled – real, imagined and internal. I have captured moments of beauty and inspiration in these compositions utilising colour, form and texture as my foundation, enriched with a personal emotional dimension that cannot be defined or described. They are built from layers of paint that blend, jar or dance onto the canvas, creating and revealing forms, brushmarks and finer details. My paintings tell a story, they convey emotion. They are an expression of me.
Here is the collection...