This is Life (Blue Butterflies)

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, For sale, Splatter

This is a part of the “This is Life” series of paintings… Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope.This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Mixed media on linen canvas
50.8 x 76 cm

Tasmanian oak (painted white) floating frame
53.8 x 79 cm

$940

This is Life (Orange Butterflies)

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, For sale, Splatter

This is a part of the “This is Life” series of paintings… Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope.This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Mixed media on linen canvas
40.4 x 50.9 c

Tasmanian oak (painted white) floating frame
43.5 x 53.7 cm

$650

This is Life Limited Edition Print

Abstract, For sale, Limited Edition Print, Realistic, Splatter

Print on paper

Signed and numbered on the front.

Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.
My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope.
This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

310gsm cotton rag 
Giclee, archival quality 
50 x 50cm (60 x 60cm with 5cm border) 
Requires framing

$380

 

This is Life

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Neutrals, Sold, Splatter

Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope. This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Mixed media on canvas
101.5 x 101.5cm

SOLD

Mini He Loves Me…

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, For sale

This was a mini painting (done at the same time) of the painting He Loves Me…
Did you ever play that game when you are a kid where you pulled the petals of a daisy, he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me…
I used to played that a bit too often 🤔
Anyway for whatever reason I was reminded of that while I was painting this and despite all that I face with my physical and mental health, I am so grateful for the 3 “He loves me” in my life.
51 x 51 cm painting
53.7 x 53.7 cm white Tasmanian oak floating frame

Acrylic On Linen Canvas
51 x 51 cm

$540

 

He Loves Me…

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, For sale

He Loves Me…Did you ever play that game when you are a kid where you pulled the petals of a daisy, he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me…I used to played that a bit too often 🤔Anyway for whatever reason I was reminded of that while I was painting this and despite all that I face with my physical and mental health, I am so grateful for the 3 “He loves me” in my life.

This artwork is framed (lovingly made by me) in a painted white Tasmanian oak floating frame.

Acrylic On Canvas
76 x 76 cm canvas
79 x 79 cm with floating frame

$1150

A Moment

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Neutrals, Sold, Splatter

This piece is part of my “abstractish” series. It is one of the most fun series I have ever painted. I start by literally throwing paint on the canvas (usually with one of my sons), over and over and over again and then paint what comes from it.
I love the freedom of painting this way, and I feel like the joy that I experience translates onto the canvas.
Comes in a (lovingly made) painted white Tasmanian oak floating frame.

Acrylic on canvas
76 x76 cm (canvas alone) 
79cm x 79cm with floating frame

$1100

SOLD

Raising Lazarus

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Art with purpose, Floral, Neutrals, Sold, Splatter

Art is the way I deal with life. 
The last couple of weeks have been both traumatic and miraculous, painful and wonderful. 
Painting this has been part of me processing all that has happened. 
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28

Acrylic on canvas
101.6 x 101.6cm

$1000

A New Day

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Sold, Splatter

This one, for whatever reason, has beens such a struggle for me. I have painted over it so many times. I think I have been trying to paint something that would sell, or paint something that others would like…whenever I do this I always fail, good never really comes from trying to please others, forsaking who you are.
Ben Quilty recently posted a video where he said the beginnings of art should be hidden, you should never show anyone else, as you may be influenced by their positivity or negativity towards your work, forsaking what it would have been had you not heard their comments.
What brilliant advice.
I wonder how often the choices I make in my life, generally, are subtly influenced but the positive and negative feedback, I get from those around me. I wonder how much more at peace I would be if I was able to contain myself, until my form was strong enough to withstand the judgement of the world around me….

Acrylic on Linen Canvas, framed in white Tasmanian oak frame.
76 x 76cm (79 x 79 frame)

SOLD

Another Day of Hope…

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Sold, Splatter

Hope… a fresh start, a new beginning, spring to come…lessons to be learnt, patience to be developed, perseverance, resilience, family, connection, change… 
This painting is in a series of what I call “Abstractish”. It is my sweet relied from the confines of commissioned work and trying to please. I literally will through paint on a canvas (this one with my youngest son) and then bring out the beauty that comes from it. The joy that I feel doing these paintings is immense and is immense. 
I have recently added this Lorikeet, from a photo taken of this gorgeous and brazen lorikeet that my eldest son and I discovered when out for a walk. We came within a metre of it, but it was determined to stay and gets in nectar feed.

This painting comes with a floating frame (made by me) in white painted Tasmanian oak.

Acrylic on Linen Canvas
76 x 76cm

$1150

Hope

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, For sale, Splatter

Apologies for the extreme colours, but this is how I am dealing with all that is happening.
Hope… a fresh start, a new beginning, spring to come…lessons to be learnt, patience to be developed, perseverance, resilience, family, connection, change…

Acrylic on Linen Canvas
76 x 76cm

Donated for Auction to HHPS

Gentle Whisper

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Neutrals, Sold, Splatter

I painted this painting while sobbing. I wasn’t feeling the best, hadn’t slept, was aching for my son and I knew I needed to paint.
I went to the backyard with a box full of paints that I had grabbed and started to throw them on the canvas. As I cried, I cried out to God.
It has been a painful time as I have continued to paint this, and to continue to cry out to God for wisdom.
I was reminded of the bible verse 1 King 19:11-13, where God asked Elijah to stand on a mountain where He would pass by and there was a great wind, which tore everything apart and God was not in that, and a great earthquake and God was not in that, and a great fire, but he was in none of these. Then came a gentle whisper…
God has come to me in a gentle whisper: I just need to wait on Him, trusting Him in all circumstances and He will provide what I need and what my kids need.

SOLD