Give These Moments Back To Me 2021
Acrylic on canvas
Give these moments back to me, was painted in Pillmore beach on a freezing winter’s evening as the sun was going down. I wanted to capture the magic of being blessed to experience this moment and wanting to hold on to this feeling, to the colour of the sky and the grass reeds by the beach. This painting has a feeling, a mood, and atmosphere with some sort of sensibility that resonates from this place and these characteristics permeate my work.
My paintings have to do with the impermanence of life, a sensibility that resonates from a place, and the nostalgia that surfaces when I return or remember.
The results are compositions based on the landscape which evoke in the viewer an emotional experience of light, colour, and nostalgia for a simpler time. I create work that both acknowledges loss and is uplifting. I layer acrylic paint onto the canvas in the studio.I enjoy the push and pull of the painting to be in control enough not to be in control at all, to have a dialogue with the work, and to let myself go with it. I want the texture to suggest an intimate engagement with the surface. With subsequent layers, I see what I want to retain, omit, and emphasize. I use titles to engage with the audience, which leads the viewer to discover more and see the magic for themselves.