of the imperfect and primitive beauty of the earth…

To paint is to revel in the DANCE and drama of colour. 

Colour choreographed into a play of pleasure, to evoke the overwhelmingly intense joy and sensuality at the heart of nature and life. 

Colour is rejected by some as infantile, vulgar, oriental, narcotic, feminine, superficial, cosmetic but I love all these qualities and above all I find colour richly sensuous, intoxicating and mysterious. 

Somewhere, over the rainbow, colour is a regained innocence, a liberty, a ravishing delight, subversive and passionate. As it spreads, flows, bleeds, stains, floods, soaks, seeps and merges, it echoes nature. 

Colour is a way of describing and celebrating the moment, here, now and grappling with the serious business of the pursuit of joy which our natural world can spark and fire in us.

DANCE and drama

of the imperfect and primitive
beauty of the earth…

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oil on canvas 90 x 130 cms

of the imperfect and primitive
beauty of the earth…

other echoes inhabit the garden…

other echoes inhabit the garden…