Land, Sea, Cityscapes
We live in such a visually demanding world full of contrasts; of which I have seen and experienced only such a tiny fraction of (see a few samples of my work below). When I do see a scene that attracts or moves me in some way; I have my camera &/or sketchpad ready, to try and capture that moment, to later recreate or express in my own way. Sometimes a scene is infused with other memories or attached to an event, and I may not do anything with it creatively until much later. For 14 years up until the 2011 earthquake, I worked in my studio at The Christchurch Arts Centre, immediately adjacent to Hagley Park and the beautiful and inspiring Botanical Gardens. These places were (and still are) natural choices for local resource material. Beyond my immediate environment however; travelling (both in NZ and overseas) feeds my soul; giving me both ‘space away from creating’ and ‘space to allow for new energy to come in’ making way for new work keeping my spirit alive.
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