A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to welcome 100’s of visitors to my Open Studio and give them a sneak preview of my current collection Ecstasy.
I am planning to complete and show this collection in about a year so it was with some trepidation that I included a few of these new works in with my other earlier works.
I was completely overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and excitement that they were greeted with. This was a huge relief as I had taken such a radical new direction and really wasn’t sure how they would be received.
I work with many interior designers and I am excited to see how they will use these new works in their schemes. A single piece of art can transform a space from neutral to exciting and highly personal. One of my clients said: ‘Your paintings have enriched my home and life and provide constant joy and inspiration.’
Listen to your heart when you are looking for a painting for your home. I think the most important thing to consider is how each work makes you feel, if you’re going to live with it, make sure you absolutely love it!
I always paint from my heart and my works reflect my emotions as well as all the beauty I see around me. In the past they have been more contemplative but as some of you know recent times have been an extraordinary whirlwind for me.
Reunited and married to the love of my life after 25 years apart. Travelling around the world almost constantly and buying and designing my dream home and garden. (More of that next week! )
My head and my heart are spinning and this new collection is a reflection of that joyfulness and chaos combined.
I hope you will enjoy seeing them as much as I am enjoying making them.
Ecstasy and Tranquility
A poem for Alastair who has always given me reasons to live, to walk bravely towards my future and to smile.
‘The world is spinning as I fly through these precious days
A swirling delighted dance held safe at last
A myriad images swarm around me
As I fall in love,
As I rediscover the adventure of travel
As I open my eyes
As I give my heart
As I find my way home
In these magical and bewildering times of new beginnings and remembered promises
Of sharply focused golden moments and blurred sun filled dream shadowed days.
I will try to paint to capture
A multilayered magical ancient and newly vivid carpet of colour and memories to dance upon in times to come.’