Acrylic Painting, Commission, Floral, Realistic, Sold

This was painted (with permission) from a photo by Jacqueline Wells, of her gorgeous free spirited daughter. I was absolutely captivated by it. There are so many stories in this photo, so much personality, so much joy. I feel as though she is Alice on wonderland, or Dorothy or just Henri: she will face all the ups and downs in life with confidence, individuality and spirit. She will dance her way through life.

91 x 91 cm


The Journey

Acrylic Painting, Commission, Realistic, Sold

This painting was such a struggle for me, physically and emotionally and on reflection it is fitting that it was. 
This is for a paediatric therapy and learning centre: it is to convey hope. 
When people see this they will not see how much pain I was in when I did it. They will not see how I struggled as to how to achieve it, how to get the complexity and depth, how to covey the image that was given to me. They will not see how I struggled with self doubt and how much I wanted it to work out. 
Just as when you see the kids who go for these physical therapies. We do not see the struggles they face. We do not see how hard they fight, sometimes daily. How much they have to deal with, each with varying degrees of difficulties and how much harder they have to try. 
What you do see is the beauty that has resulted from the struggle. It was worth it. 
I hope for the kids who attend their therapies that they can also see hope, hope that the struggle is worth it. That great things can be accomplished with great effort, even when others are unaware of the battle.


Mural: 26 to Find

Acrylic Painting, Commission, Mural, Sold

This mural was down for a public school. It has 26 different creatures to find, of varying sizes and species. It was great fun painting it while the kids at the school watched. I had a daily little audience of interested viewers. i loved the kids getting the opportunity to see an artwork be created and to see that a lot of hard work goes into it. 
My favourite comment was from a boy going to OOSH early in the morning: “I want to be an artist like her one day.”