Painting is by nature a luminous language.The search for beauty is always current, whether in the smaller moments of daily living, or in the details of great architecture, in unravelling a familial historic thread, or in the daydream or waking dream of travel. The sight lines that you chance upon, and those that stay with you , as you travel across an unknown land mass, the change in light and scape, the harmonies and divisions of colour, add weight and provocation to our journeying.
With art we travel. What leads us to search out meaning for the walls of our innner harbours and our exterior retreats? What combination of space, surface and colour lead us to a feeling of extended openness, of belonging to our surroundings, of expansion of space and the glimmer of inexplicable lightness. As we travel through architectural spaces, designed places - the search for the spontaneous and the desirable, and at times the spiritual, can often be mirrored in how we choose to demarcate our idealogies of place.
My paintings I share here, reference my passion for exploring the legacy of great spatial colourists in modern painting. The works of our own indigenous painters, such as Minnie Pwerle, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Dorothy Napangardi, contain many aesthetic acheivements we see influencing today's contemporary painters. Through a lifetime of storytelling, these artists intrinsic practice is contemporary, as well as traditionally aligned through visual language.
My work is all about introducing the joy of colour into our lives, often seen here through cross-ections which challenge your spatial perception. The vibrancy of hue and curvilinear forms in repetiton create a dynamic feast for the eye, where they are in constant motion. Energy maps a pathway for our eyes and hearts to meld.
If art and love are man's greatest gifts to himself, then there can be no art without love. Art is always the making of the soul, the craft of human being's touch - which can be corporeal or of the mind and the spirit. Artists are dedicated to putting love into their work, and there's great power in both the human touch and originality.