previous life

Sometimes I painted when I was sad. 

Sometimes I painted when I was happy.

All pieces began with an emotion - 

Then the struggle began to capture that emotion on the canvas.

Defiance
Defiance

One of my first and I believe best (self) portraits. Certainly captured the moment! Oil on board. 1994

Ryan with Dad's Hat
Ryan with Dad's Hat

Oil on Board

Forever
Forever

Their time together is drawing to an end. The bars behind his head speak of the constraints of the human body in all it's joy and limitations. In her ear is an earring from her youth - she is still the same person who loved him when they were young - and always will.

Baby Myra and Her Mum
Baby Myra and Her Mum

My stunningly beautiful mother-in-law passed away in 2010. Amongst her things I found a tiny torn photocopy of an old photo of her as a baby with her mother...

Self Portrait with Connor
Self Portrait with Connor

Oil on Canvas

Breaking Free!
Breaking Free!

Much to big (& personal) a subject for this forum! Full to the brim with symbolism and messages. Oil on Canvas