The nature of memory

2021

Oil on canvas

30” x 40” x1.75”

“Shelter can be hard to find. A place can become our home for reasons we do not understand. We build our memories that turn into what we are, then what we were, as we look back. We live in the light that become us."

 

- Guy Gavriel Kay, A brightness Long Ago

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Oil on canvas
2020
48" x 24" x 1.75"

In order to produce works of integrity, I have to paint from an emotional point of reference. I am very aware of utilizing imagery I have a profound connection to and recollects memories of time and place.

My heart is like a tree with its flowers ablaze 
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Night in the forest

2020

Oil on canvas

47.5" x 36" x 1.75"

Inspired by a local scene at Loon Lake...

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The trees are in their autumn beauty,

The woodland paths are dry,

Under the October twilight the water

Mirrors a still sky."

- William Butler Yeats

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Follow the yellow wood road

2020

Oil in canvas
40" x 30" x1.75"

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Babylonstoren

2020

Oil in canvas
40" x 30" x1.75"

I was listening to a podcast of a very successful artist explaining why he prefers to work from a photo or pre-drawn sketch when he paints. He said it allows him to focus on the painting and not worry about the details since it is already planned out.

Contrary to him, I seldom know what the end result of a painting would look like and never sketch it out in its entirety, but rather enjoy the process to see where it takes me. Almost always and without fail, I reach to my roots of living in Africa ... the flora and fauna, the birds and the beautiful pattern and fabrics that is so part of the continent.

Scrolling through my phone, I discovered a photo taken while visiting South Africa. A reminder of a special moment in time spend with my loved ones.

Come forth into the light of things

2020

Oil in canvas
40" x 30" x1.75"

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Nothing grows when it is dark

2020

Oil on canvas

47.5" x 36" x 1.75

"Nothing grows in the dark" is a painting that I painted intuitively and unlike recent previous works without having a clear idea of where it was going.

 

To me, it was a milestone as it was through painting this that I started having a clearer understanding of my art and what I would like to achieve through it.

A country far, far away

2020
30" x 30" x 1.75"

Oil on canvas

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U.S.A.

 

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