Spaces with Paintings

Lately I have been placing my paintings in spaces. I have always been obsessed with the environmental and atmospheric surrounds in which we exist. Paintings sit on the wall, writing on the page or device, and music in between the walls. As a kid, I would compulsively change my furniture around to create a different room. Crazily enough, I still do something similar in painting and in rearranging rooms. We don’t really change that much from kidhood, do we? ThereRead more

Selves in Spaces

  Another interesting way of doing self-portraits (or portraits generally, for that matter) is to focus on the home space, the studio space or the work space. The idea is earth-shatteringly simple: the places we inhabit most of the time contain a part of our essence and act like mirrors that reflect the bigger question of True Identity. For example, there are two places excluding work that I inhabit and feel like they reflect back at me my own identity.Read more

The Retreat

Having lived in the city all my life, and having experienced the archetypal cities of the world while travelling, I have found that my favourite creative space is one close to nature. I have even noticed how the work I do out of my city studio is different to that done in the Retreat House. My dream is to one day allow access to my Retreat House (under some kind of arrangement) to emerging artists. There is something in theRead more

Healing Spaces

I wish there was more research and seriousness about the healing quality of our living and working spaces. This is a painting of mine hanging in a waiting room for psychiatrists and psychologists. The painting was meant to epitomise peace and healing: blue, ocean-floor formations that suggest rest and the Quiet.Read more