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Why I Paint

When I was a kid I painted to escape, to be the master of a world I created. ┬áTropical islands surrounded by dazzling white sand, palm trees and turquoise blue waters were often featured in my prolific flow of artworks. Anything from nature of breath taking beauty, I loved to paint. I still love nature as my subject, I’m just not trying to escape into another world now.

Painting is a great love of mine but my aim is not just to please myself. I hope anyone who views my work feels calmer and more peaceful for having done so. Pause and take a deep breath. Let the scene relax you. Nature is a healer. Just looking at something from nature brings my shoulders down and my face relaxes. Forget about your to do list. It will still be there when you come back to it. Enjoy this right now, just for a moment. My paintings are to remind you to breath, to let go, to smile and feel peace within.

A meditation in paint has become my goal.