THE LIFE OF THINGS
Opening hours: 11.00am - 6.30pm
This is a retrospective of my work since arriving in Wellington in 2010.
The arts community in Wellington has been a huge source of inspiration for me, providing educational opportunity and giving me the courage to persist in my artistic endeavours.
My work is generally a response in abstraction to a wide range of subjects both physical and figurative. I find painting to be a contradictory process - both a struggle and a meditation, and always driven by a certain longing. It is an investigation into a personal space - the way I see things.
The imagery has its roots in my observation of everyday objects and includes structures in decline, organic shapes, particularly in relation to water, and the exploration of landscape forms. The intent of my work is to display an appreciation for the beauty I find within these images.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” Thomas Merton