About me and what I think Art really is
Art makes me come alive
I am a self taught painter and poet which I do in the spare time left over from working full time. I paint mostly with acrylics, I don't really fit into any category as I just paint whatever I want. Sometimes I will get an idea other times I just let whatever comes onto the paper so it's more intuitive painting. I don't have access to the art I love because I don't readily or often have money to visit galleries and my local area seems to show contemporary or modern art. I think art can be whatever you want it to be; imaginative, interesting, soulful, expressive, ordinary but also strange. It doesn't always have to make sense and it can be as colourful as you want, I think people forget to play with paint.
Soul bird fly girlOn hearing about an enchanting Hebrew phrase about a Soul Bird, I wanted to capture the spirit and vibrancy of the special bird. I wanted to show the soul bird connects to what is real and true and flys freely anywhere, but you don't have to look for soul bird, you are part of soul birds flight. The girl is looking towards the sun, to things bright and beautiful. The writing on the bird's cheek reads- Don't hide the shades of grey you picked up along the way. The soul bird remindes you to fly on and follow your heart.