I have been painting all my life. As children, my sister and I would draw and paint for hours with my mother, telling each other stories. Painting is a joy as well as a place of solace for me during times of trouble. It’s a meditative practice that connects me to my depths while allowing me to play like a child. I’ve studied painting at art school in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide, and I’ve been quite ‘serious’ about it. But it wasn’t until I studied Process Work that a sense of freedom and play really returned to my practice. I’m excited to share some things about my practice with you dear reader.
Process Work is a form of transpersonal psychology that has shown me how to work with dreams and to paint through an embodied experience. Through meditation and dreaming, I embody the feeling qualities I sense within my subject. I hold my subject within me as a body memory as I paint. I’m interested in light and atmosphere and I try to bring out what is almost happening in the moment. My night-time dreams, awareness and the act of painting itself are my closest advisors. The world outside and within me is full of adventure. Come along!