The Way I See it...
As a child, I loved the heightened feelings
and the anticipation in the air at Christmas...
Pine tree smells, sparkling trinkets and
shining tinsel, dancing merrily
in the soft candlelit breezes.
There was something too, about the sight
of masses of deep purple sequins or the
clear high-pitched 'ting' sound of a bell,
that sparked my senses and still does today.
I love looking at things that sparkle, or glitter,
or vibrate with harmony, energy, or beauty.
I can be happily mesmerised by the effect
of beautiful colours or textures
playing against each other.
I sometimes paint,
I sometimes create collage pictures...
My artistic style could perhaps best be described
as 'bold and colourful' and certainly simple in many ways.
My works draw on elements of Nature, flow, form & structure
and express these in a somewhat surreal and naïve way.
Rather than being pre-planned or sketched out beforehand,
all of my works 'compose themselves' as they are created.
Spaces fill themselves as the works progress and
I am often surprised at what forms
bring themselves forward from
the canvas or the page.
The interplay of contrasting colours
is the most important factor to me,
and my work (collage and painted)
is basically an excuse to put
bright colours together or
to create scenes of beauty
to draw in the viewer's eye
and stimulate the imagination.
Although it may not be considered 'proper' in art,
I cannot resist adding the occasional splash of glitter to my work.
I want the colours to express a joyousness and energy that literally sparkles.
I greatly admire other artists who are
acutely accomplished in rendering fine detail,
but I could never hope to compete with their abilities in this regard.
I obviously take (literally) a 'broad brush' approach
(to both art and other aspects of life) and
I admit to something of an absence
of detail or elegance.
I do apologise
for this, but
also use artworks and techniques
in therapeutic applications for myself and clients.
I find it useful for communication with the unconscious mind,
to combine some meditative and self-inquiry processes,
especially while doing collage work.
I have also written a book or two as
something of an introduction,or guide
to some of the mysterious workings
of the Universal energies...
The cover of my book
A Handful of Seeds
also features one of my collages.
Generally, I'm happy creating various artworks
or working on other creative projects with
a general intention to uplift & inspire.
Should you have a need or desire for
works like you see here, please do
not hesitate to contact me.
I live on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, Australia.
I know my work is not to everyone's taste, but
if you enjoy it, I'd of course
love to hear from you!
All the best,