Virtual Gallery Page Four
Depth archaeology becomes personal and torchlights shining underground illuminate the topside, where vibrant life exists even in the wrongness. Where two opposites meet there is a way through, and you’ve got to pass through to get to the other side.
Media: Acrylic paint by Liquitex
Surface: Cotton Canvas
Size: 40 x 40 cm
I receive regular life-changing, medical treatments that stimulate neurogenesis, the building of new nerve cells in the body. This mandala is my attempt to capture the sense of fresh new growth, buoyant and light in a blue sea.
Media: Copic alcohol markers and pigma pens
Surface: Strathmore bristol paper
Size:21.5 cm x 21.5 cm
Tree of Wisdom
This mandala represents the cycles of time which structure our lives. The circling of day and night and the arrows of time which guide us in our perceived direction from birth towards death, yet at the same time linking us back to our past from which we came.
Media: pen and watercolour on paper
Size: 18.5 x 18.5cm
Here is a return to the more geometric mandala form, but softened by a background retaining the natural grain of the wood. An image that came to me in the time between sleeping and waking, this mandala demanded to be painted. It was done just before the Winter Solstice with a full moon, and almost seems to pulse with its own unique energy. I find it calming in a mesmerizing way to gaze at when I need to feel centred.
Media: Acrylic Paint
Surface: Cradled birch panels
Size: 25.4 x 25.4cm
How does it feel to dance? Remember the bright joy that erupted when you came up into a handstand for a few seconds that first time? Like that.
Media: Watercolor paint by Yasutomo; Promarker by Winsor & Newton
Surface: Mixed Media paper by Strathmore
Size: 15 X15 cm
The Ripple Effect
Inspired by the patterns created from droplets of water. Observing the ripple effect in the natural world can teach us a great deal about the repercussions of our own emotions, thoughts and behaviour. Just like a tiny droplet lands and sends ripples outward, so do our emotions, thoughts, words, actions and reactions.
Media: acrylic paint
Surface: stretched cotton canvas
This mandala symbolizes creation and is founded on the number 4. There is flow here and the 4 images in the center are doing the creation dance. Viewed one way, they are fairies, viewed the opposite way, they are angels. With green in the center to represent growth and prosperity flowing outward, the outer shell of the mandala is painted in nacre acrylic paint, to evoke a pearl. All of creation lies within the small space of the pearl.
Media: Alcohol inks and acrylic paint
Surface: Canson Torchon watercolour paper
Size: 32 x 41cm
Being unbounded held by more
Surface: 300gms hot pressed watercolour paper
Size: 30cm x 42 cm
Growth in time
Using the Compass Abstract technique, I created a range of pleasing shapes with contrasting straight lines. Within the image I see the inner workings of a timepiece, a whale tail, air bubbles and water splashes. The colour palette was influenced by shells and the landscape on a walk along my local coastline.
Media: Letraset/Windsor & Newton Promarkers, Staedtler pigment liner
Surface: Daler Rowney Smooth Heavyweight 240gsm
Size: 17cm x 17cm