My paintings are glimpses of my personal journey. Some will correspond with your journey, others will speak to you differently.
For 35 years I have been searching to know God better through my life and work. I believe God is the Creator of the Universe and my work celebrates and explores this fact.
I am always seeking my purpose in the rich, disturbing, unsettling biodiversity of life. Creation speaks to me of its Creator and the act of creating speaks to me of God's nature. I seek to deepen my relationship with him on a daily basis and painting facilitates the on-going discovery.
Colour, pattern and story are the aspects of painting that have always interested me. I live in the french countryside, in a vast, flat landscape which enables me to see and be inspired by the changing colours and patterns of nature. I find deep satisfaction in repeated patterns and feed my imagination looking at trees, plants and earth. I am blessed by the countryside around me but I am conscious of the insatiable, abusive demands humanity makes on it.
Hope and suffering, life and death, are often themes woven into my work. I often come back to the idea of the smallest thing in a vast universal plan. I am reassured that each thing has its place in the Creator's plan. Everything has its unique beauty and is created to be interdependent on everything/something else. Nothing is perfect alone. Everything needs to be in relationship with the other, appreciated, useful in their existence. Beauty is a useful. Biodiversity is a place of cooperation, of coexistence where there is a place for everything/everyone.
The source of a large part of my inspiration is also the Bible. In my eyes this book is a story of a people and their relationship with the Creator. It follows their failures and successes, and tells of God's patient love and generosity. It tells of a perfect God who offers a solution. I consider my own story to be a continuation of the same story. A process of continual reconciliation and restoration between people and God, between people and people, between the creation and humanity, between creation and God. Jesus is the solution.
My paintings are glimpses of my personal journey. Some will correspond with your journey, others will speak to you differently or not at all.
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