"What the greatest minds have ultimately sought from art is knowledge, a true or 'metaphysical' knowledge, capable of reaching beyond the external appearance of phenomena in order to lead us to their intimate essence"
Michael Henry on Kandinsky
My paintings are about relating to the universe with all its wonders and its enigmas, both literally and metaphysically. For both the viewer and the artist, I envision painting as meditation.
My art is informed by eastern philosophy, specifically Buddhist and Theosophical teachings and a growing understanding of metaphysics and astronomy. One can allow the eye to travel throughout the painting, feel a connection to the energy that pervades the universe, a sense of unity and harmony, a sense of the mystery that we are connected to and part of.
A painting should have a resonance, vibration or vitality with which the viewer can connect. My work is a reflection of the energy and beauty that surrounds us every moment, both seen and unseen, that which is within and without. I want my works to have spirit rather than likeness and enjoy using the gestural brushstroke and certain universal symbols such as the circle and the spiral that express wholeness and life’s journey.
By connecting to the cosmos we feel a part of something greater. There is “a sense of the luminous sacred that infuses the world” that draws and inspires me.
I want to share with you my artistic journey and inspire whoever reads this blog to continue to create and be creative in whatever way you can. Supporting, encouraging and inspiring each other with what we are doing is part of knowing that we are all connected..