Paintings
Light Within the Darkness 2018.

Light Within the Darkness 2018.

Oil on canvas

Clearing the Energy

Clearing the Energy

I painted this after a difficult day that resulted in an argument, which was upsetting. When the argument had finished I got up went to my easel this is what I created, it felt like it came out of nowhere. When I looked up the meaning of Buzzards in Shamanism I found that like Vultures, Buzzards will eat the entire caucus of an animal, symbolising the clearing of energy, especially after an argument! So I would like to say a big thank you Buzzard!

Feeling the Way Forward ThroughCloud

Feeling the Way Forward ThroughCloud

This piece is inspired by the teachings of our great mammals of land and sea. The Whale and the Elephant are wise creatures that traverse their habitats via vibration and sound, feeling their way through life in the knowing they will get to where they need to go. A lesson from these great, wise creatures is in the importance of matching our vibrational frequency with our desires and learning to feel our way through the cloudy chaos of modern life.

The Unfolding Fires of Life, 2018

The Unfolding Fires of Life, 2018

This painting is inspired by the idea of rebirth from the old, moving forwards into a new state of being. By leaving behind old ways that no longer serve us, we can transform with renewed spirit and life for the next the next chapter.

Rising Conciousness

Rising Conciousness

Oil on Canvas, 2017

The Calling

The Calling

Oil on canvas, 2016

Doorways

Doorways

Oil on canvas, 2016

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Oil on canvas, 2016

Give Me Light

Give Me Light

Oil on canvas, 2016

Golden Breeze

Golden Breeze

Oil on canvas 2017

Awakening, Oil on Canvas, 2017

Awakening, Oil on Canvas, 2017

A depiction of a meditation , a blissful, euphoric feeling of stillness and light. Paradise.

From Darkness Comes Light, Tryptic

From Darkness Comes Light, Tryptic

This piece is Inspired by the miracle that is life and the light that is formed within the darkness. As I grow my first child inside of me I am awe stuck by the magical experience of creation and the development of life going on inside me as I go about my life.

From Darkness Comes Light, Tryptic

From Darkness Comes Light, Tryptic

Within this triptych I wanted to try and capture the wondrous spark of life that occurs when the sperm meets the egg and the journey that arrises from this moment.

From Darkness Comes Light, Tryptic

From Darkness Comes Light, Tryptic

It has been discovered over recent years that a bright flash of light occurs when the sperm enters the egg, leading to a surge of calcium which triggers the egg to release zinc. As the zinc shoots out, it binds to small molecules which emit a fluorescence light. MAGIC.

Tearing Away the Layers, 2015

Tearing Away the Layers, 2015

This piece was a literal stripping back of layers for me, it was a cathartic peeling away of my current 'reality' to find my next series of work. I had come to the end of my last series of work, I painted to music until I got caught up in the moment, lost in time and moving freely. I enjoy this painting for its expressive qualities, it flows with the movement and the energy which I used to created it. I used muted pastel colours for this is a calm and easy piece. Its reminiscent of late summer

Reflections of Flow 2, 2017

Reflections of Flow 2, 2017

This is another observation of flow in nature, I am constantly inspired by Taoist philosophy of life and through this I am finding deep inspiration in the simplicity of natures lessons and what they can teach us about our own ability to live more harmoniously through connecting to our own inner flow. Reflections in the river at Durweston Mill in Dorset.

Reflections of Flow,  2017

Reflections of Flow, 2017

I have been looking at flow in nature. Through observing these continuous systems of flow in nature we can learn a lot about are own need and ability to harness states of natural flow. I was inspired by this quote from Lao-tse in the Tao Te Ching: Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard.

Transformation

Transformation

Oil on canvas, 2017

The Union of Masculine and Feminine

The Union of Masculine and Feminine

Oil on canvas, 2018

The Flight Amongst Angels

The Flight Amongst Angels

Oil on canvas, 2016

Lifes Stage

Lifes Stage

Oil on canvas, 2015

Look Beyond and You Will See

Look Beyond and You Will See

Oil on canvas, 2015

Underworld

Underworld

Oil on canvas, 2015

Full of Wisdom, free of Judgement

Full of Wisdom, free of Judgement

Charcoal on paper drawing, 2014

Wren and Poppy

Wren and Poppy

Oil on canvas, 2014

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Oil on canvas, 2015

Watercolour Gannets

Watercolour Gannets

Water colour painting, 2016

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tze
"Because we are all interconnected, living with one another means getting to know one another’s stories. It means understanding one another not just on the surface, but from the inside out. That means listening with an ear of love tuned to nothing less that beauty. It means listening for truth, including the tough truth that always flows from stories that require confession, forgiveness and redemption. And what is this ‘past’ that is the stuff of story but a wave on eternity’s ocean. And what are we today but its surf tossed leading edge. That is a thrilling place in which to be alive!"
Soil to Soul, Alister Mackintosh

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Kingfisher

Oil on canvas, 2015