Original Paintings & Art Cushions

The Colours of Hope

'Courage' acrylic on linen, 100 x 100cm 'Courage is not the absence of fear, but the determination to live beyond it’s limitations'.

'Courage' acrylic on linen, 100 x 100cm

'Courage is not the absence of fear, but the determination to live beyond it’s limitations'.

What is the colour of hope? I have been pursing this question for some time. What causes the individual to believe that things will get better, and to keep believing despite the circumstances and obstacles? I have run art workshops and online surveys to answer this question, and during my pursuit I have found that although there are some colours commonly associated with a sense of hope, every colour has been suggested as representing hope to someone, at some stage in their life. It is a personal response and subject to an individual’s circumstances, history and cultural association. 

For me, my colours of hope are related to an expression of faith. Art is spiritual, it carries the intention for which it has been created and this collection of paintings have been created to encourage the soul and to inspire the spirit. Each painting has been inspired by the beauty of colour and texture and sometimes the deeper revelation of spiritual truth. 

'Turbulent Seas' Mixed media collage, 101 x 76cm

'Turbulent Seas' Mixed media collage, 101 x 76cm

'Turbulent Seas', mixed media on linen, 76 x 101cm

We, as a society are consuming despair at an alarming pace. With everything we watch, read, listen to and talk about, we digest destruction and disaster. We are being driven by fear and this constant state of fear is making us sick, both mentally and physically. The pursuit of this collection is to make art that creates space to breath, to be enriched by the colour and the hope that each painting expresses, and to leave in a better state of heart and mind.

'Glorious' mixed media on canvas, 120 x 80cm This painting is the extravagant colour of sunset, the glorious beauty of nature and the passionate expression of God's wonder. 

'Glorious' mixed media on canvas, 120 x 80cm

This painting is the extravagant colour of sunset, the glorious beauty of nature and the passionate expression of God's wonder. 

 
'Rising Tide' mixed media on canvas, 91 x 61cm Created with lashings of thick acrylic paint and pigmented inks, this beautiful mixed media painting is an expression of peace and calm in the midst of the storm. Reminiscent of the feeling of water, 'Rising Tide' has been created with multiple layers of pearlescent shades of blue, green and iridescent turquoise. 

'Rising Tide' mixed media on canvas, 91 x 61cm

Created with lashings of thick acrylic paint and pigmented inks, this beautiful mixed media painting is an expression of peace and calm in the midst of the storm. Reminiscent of the feeling of water, 'Rising Tide' has been created with multiple layers of pearlescent shades of blue, green and iridescent turquoise. 

 
'Pure Passion' Mixed media on canvas, 122 x 91cm Abstract painting with bold shades of red, orange and gold. Rich in texture with numerous layers of thick acrylic paint, mixed with metallic pigmented inks and finished with a high gloss varnish. Lavish in both application and intent, this painting expresses the beauty of love. My paintings are about the experience. First of all for myself, as I lose all time engrossed in the creative process, then for the viewer to receive and experience the expression of this creative pursuit.

'Pure Passion' Mixed media on canvas, 122 x 91cm

Abstract painting with bold shades of red, orange and gold. Rich in texture with numerous layers of thick acrylic paint, mixed with metallic pigmented inks and finished with a high gloss varnish. Lavish in both application and intent, this painting expresses the beauty of love.

My paintings are about the experience. First of all for myself, as I lose all time engrossed in the creative process, then for the viewer to receive and experience the expression of this creative pursuit.

'Through the Shadows' Mixed media collage, 100 x 100cm

'Through the Shadows' Mixed media collage, 100 x 100cm

Abstract painting with bold shades of green and turquoise. Rich in texture with numerous layers of thick acrylic paint and iridescent inks. Lavish in both application and intent, this painting expresses the security of God's love. In the chaos of the storm, I have drifted far; far away But I call out your name, ’Cause you are just a breath, A breath away Then through the shadows, Your light appears I've known you're with me, But now it is clear I can feel you, Jesus All around Though the storm it rages, I won't be moved I won't be shaken, I'm anchored in you' ('I Can Feel You' lyrics Bethel Music)

Abstract painting with bold shades of green and turquoise. Rich in texture with numerous layers of thick acrylic paint and iridescent inks. Lavish in both application and intent, this painting expresses the security of God's love.

In the chaos of the storm, I have drifted far; far away
But I call out your name, ’Cause you are just a breath, A breath away

Then through the shadows, Your light appears
I've known you're with me, But now it is clear
I can feel you, Jesus All around

Though the storm it rages, I won't be moved
I won't be shaken, I'm anchored in you'
('I Can Feel You' lyrics Bethel Music)

'Splendour' 130 x 100cm, mixed media on canvas Abstract painting with bold shades of orange, red and gold. Rich in texture with numerous layers of thick acrylic paint and iridescent inks. Lavish in both application and intent, this painting is reminiscent of a glorious sunset, the splendour of God's beauty.

'Splendour' 130 x 100cm, mixed media on canvas

Abstract painting with bold shades of orange, red and gold. Rich in texture with numerous layers of thick acrylic paint and iridescent inks. Lavish in both application and intent, this painting is reminiscent of a glorious sunset, the splendour of God's beauty.

'Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works' (Psalm 145:3-5).

'Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works' (Psalm 145:3-5).

 
'Breathe' acrylic & iridescent inks on canvas, 122 x 76cm Take a moment to breathe, to drink in the calming tones of pearlescent shades of blue, green and iridescent turquoise. It feels like soothing water, calming to the soul. Highly textured and multi layered, ‘Breathe' will enhance any home or environment, with the beauty of saturated paint, pearlescent inks, and the feeling of peace. 

'Breathe' acrylic & iridescent inks on canvas, 122 x 76cm

Take a moment to breathe, to drink in the calming tones of pearlescent shades of blue, green and iridescent turquoise. It feels like soothing water, calming to the soul. Highly textured and multi layered, ‘Breathe' will enhance any home or environment, with the beauty of saturated paint, pearlescent inks, and the feeling of peace. 

My art is a revolutionary act, to inspire hope, through colour and beauty in the face of global despair.