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A Tactile Experience

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As I wrap and pack drawings and paintings away, ready to move back to Queensland, I find myself stopping to wonder over artworks that show the journey of where I have been; between archived works and art that has yet to find its owner, there is a heady experience of love emanating from every piece; everything from half-drawn sketches and doodles to fully finished works - there is an incredible tangible experience of loveDetail from unfinished composition.

As an artist, you often ask yourself what your legacy will be, what the body of work will hold in the future, what the outcome of your efforts and devotion will result in - not even halfway through my career, after 25 years, and it is already apparent that, no matter what stage I'm going through, no matter what the developments, no matter what the intellectual and philosophical propose, there is a wealth and harvest of all this love. It's in everything, as though I am in  the presence of someone else's life.
What translat…

Art Collector

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I'm often asked if I collect art. 
I'm a lover of objet d'art, three dimensional sculptural works, made by hand and small enough to transport easily. That's possibly a reaction to constantly working in the two dimensional, but also a joy in an art that I don't personally pursue. 
I have small works from around the world - hand-carved heads, animals, hand-blown glass sculptures, ceramics and glassware - and it's a collection of love, rather than a commercial investment. With these items around in my home, I have a deeper sense of connectivity with human culture and the gracious elegance of the human imagination, and our desire for beauty, truth, the majestic and the nobility of our spirit. 
As an artist, I view it as my responsibility to bring that respect for life and humanity through my work, and into the hands of people who have pursuits that are not artistic, but still have the desire for that connectivity in their own lives. From my own love of art that Is not…

Art For You - One

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For all the things we face in life, there is a single common denominator - yourself. At the beginning of the day to the end, it is the practices and the choices of the individual that create the life for the whole. Whatever is to be confronted, be it love, fear, sadness, truth, or trauma, the will to carry on resides within
She is talking to her soul. In committing to a state of calm and centredness, there are answers to be found in listening to herself - while the energies of life continue around her, there is a decision being made through more than thought; a surrender to the greater story within her own existence, the internal, eternal poetry that is written through simply being alive. 
For the artwork itself, a combination of the softness of the graphite gradient, and its hard, refined edge for detail, structures and subjects defined clearly by line, yet energised by light and shade. A more deeply shaded work than is usual, for it depicts the entry into the internal journey, a wal…