Reflections & Affirmations Series

 

Head in the Clouds, 2016

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Part of the Reflections & Affirmations series:

I originally painted Head in the Clouds  as a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings. As a creative and as a human being, I will at least once in my day get lost in thoughts. Good thoughts mainly. Sometimes weird and sometimes whimsical.

The light of the blue hues used, with dashes of passionate reds and sunshine yellows sum up a day dreaming quality to me. There’s an airiness as a large proportion of the canvas is blue.

At the bottom of the canvas, there is a figure head with my own distinctive feature – my hair. The space in the head acts like a container for my thoughts, with many colours, many nuances as I reflect.

I invite you to reflect on the painting as well and think positive or weird thoughts that might come into your head and show some gratitude to yourself.

It measures approximately 39.5cm x 39.5cm x 1.5 cm (16″ x 16″ x 0.6″) and signed.

 

 


Her Quiet Passion, 2016

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Part of the Reflections & Affirmations series:

Her Quiet Passion is a continuation from the previous painting Head in the Clouds (2016), whereby I focused on my frequent reflections in life. It’s a selfie with depth – It draws upon the relationship between the internal and the external: thoughts, feelings and reflections.

So for this one it’s about having a quiet passion. Something deep and intense inside that drives you but expressing it in a subtle way which can mistaken for passiveness. But also not be mistaken for passive aggressiveness. The classic (Transformer) phrase ‘More than meets the eye’ is quite relevant here.

You can see the processes going on shown by the swirls of red, purple and silver colours that move throughout her body. The contrast of colours too by the vibrant blues against the browns and reds give an intensity.

I think being and having a quiet passion is overlooked and underrated. Everyone is different and expresses themselves differently but it’s also what you do that counts.

I invite you to let the colours and the motions activate a part of you and reflect on your strengths of your personality.

It measures 51cm x 51cm x 1.5 cm (20″ x 20″ x 0.6″) approx and signed.