New Work 2017 Trees & Ponds
The Trees & Pond series explores the light and atmosphere of wild, open spaces at different times of day and weather. It began with a swampy area I pass regularly, and my fascination with the light, the reflections in water and the patterns of dead tree branches against sky. Letting wet color bleed into a damp field creates reflections, when dry, the more specific trees are painted on top. The new work relates to older bodies of work exploring ridge tops and weather patterns and a desire to celebrate the quiet that these places evoke in me. The act of painting for me is ritual and prayer and an invocation to the spirit of the wild places to mend the broken threads of our belonging.