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

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

$1250

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

Dancing Daisies

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Sold, Splatter

I was terrified to share this painting because it is me, in paint. It was pure joy to paint this piece.
This is one of a series of splatter art works, abstractish pieces that I have done, where I start by literally throwing paint on a canvas, and then I make something from it.
It also has a lot more to it than some may see. It is kind of like a parable, it will only really make sense to the one who attends to it closely and the more they pay attention the more they will discover.
It has hidden things amongst it.

SOLD

The Cliffs of Zenith 2

Acrylic Painting, For sale, Splatter

I am not the most commercial artist. To be commercial you are supposed to paint in a similar style so that your art is recognisable, I am not so good at that because I paint my life and my moods, so my paintings tend to go up and down with my life.
I did read a great article about the reason to paint the same things over and over…to learn from! What a good idea…maybe a good thing for life also?? Learn from past mistakes??? Maybe??
76 x 76cm
Acrylic on Linen Canvas
Framed in painted white, Tasmanian Oak, floating frame (made by me).


I always contemplate life as I paint, and I was really struck while painting this one in particular. If you were to come in part way through and check out my painting you would think it was pretty terrible, you wouldn’t see the process I was going through to enable the beauty to develop.
Our life is not simple and it would be pretty easy to look at it and think what a mess! Someone messed this up! I know that God has His vision and purpose for our lives, that He sees the completed picture and the process we must go through in order for it to be made complete.

$1250

The Cliffs of Zenith

Acrylic Painting, For sale, Splatter

Acrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang
101.6 x 101.6cm

Signed on the front

I have fallen in love with Nelson Bay thanks to some truly special friends. It has provided me with endless inspiration.  
One of my favourite new discoveries was a hidden tucked away piece of paradise…Zenith Beach. The beauty there was staggering. 
In order to replicate some of the texture I saw, I threw paint all over the canvas as a base layer, squishing and pulling the paint with paper and glad wrap, giving the whole canvas undulations, blobs and creases.

$1100

Wondrous Weeds

Acrylic Painting, Sold, Splatter

My wondrous weeds of joy! 
We don’t get to choose what life throws at us, most of the time, but we can choose how we see it. 
This is another one that definitely looks better in real life, check it out up close.


91.5 x 91.5 cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas, ready to hang

SOLD