Inspired by the natural world
Colourful, joyous & otherwordly paintings ~ evoking memories & meanings
“It is a serious thing, just to be alive on this fresh morning, in this broken world”
– Mary Oliver
So much of Oliver’s poetry is about pausing, looking, or rather seeing. Seeing beyond the landscape as a whole and instead paying attention to a tiny wildflower in a crack of a stone wall, to a flock of flying birds, or to a bee whizzing by. Like Oliver, these are the things in the natural world that fascinate me. For centuries people have looked to nature for signs, symbols, and answers. They believed that fields, trees, and creatures were
the spirits of their ancestors. There is an invisible energy, invisible to the eye but not to the soul, that can be felt in nature. An energy of reassurance, of cosmic connection, of lightness and of joy. An energy of all that matters is matter.
“Diary of a wildflower” is about this ~ this energy, this feeling.
It’s about the tangible, the intangible, the visible, the invisible, the seen and the unseen. These paintings are intimate, diaristic, imbued with my own personal symbols and yet I believe that you may find your own stories, signs and signifiers within these pieces.
My hope is that these paintings lift your spirit, that you can both find and lose yourself in them, in the same way that I do.
Elouise Studio Gallery,
Tuesday - Saturday
11.00 - 17.00