My work frequently references the landscape, and memories and experiences of places, evoking spirit of place, or the essence of a landscape vista. This could be an actual place or an imagined one. Seeking to create connections with the ancient past, I make use of symbols found on ancient objects of “Old Europe”…7000-3000BC*, a matrifocal culture, and through this create a narrative of human history and ancestral connection with the natural world. Employing these methods and concepts I work towards a depth of meaning and a dialogue between the artwork and the viewer.
* reference: Marija Gimbutas “Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe” “The Living Goddesses”
All works are acrylic paint on stretched canvas or linen.