Sometimes I wonder; Do I paint my own retina to fall asleep - and wake up - to...?

"When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image."
(M. Eckhart)

Monday, September 18, 2023

Sentinels of Liminal Spaces - Recent Paintings

'Sentinel of the Pond'
Print installation

'Meliads of The Secret Garden'
Oil on canvas, 60 cm x 80 cm

'Betula Crow Girl - Sentinel of the Birch Forest'
Oil on canvas, 60 cm x 80 cm

Oil on canvas, 60 cm x 80 cm

'Sentinel of the Pond'
Oil on canvas, 60 cm x 50 cm

'Sentinel of the Shore'
Oil on canvas, 60 cm x 80 cm

'Blue Poppies Dance'
Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 60 cm

'Buzzard's Farewell'
Oil on canvas, 60 cm x 80 cm

'Dance of Parallel Universes'
Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 60 cm

'Pinea is Listening'
Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 60 cm

'Blue Poppy Sister' 
Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 60 cm


Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Winter Solstice - Christmas - Hannukah - and a New Year Arriving -

 It's been a year that will surely be marked in the History books with special ink, or paint, led lights - or whatever they will use in the future; 2022 - a year of reckoning ... My wish for the future next year is for a Communion - with Nature and Planet.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Plûme in the Enchanted Garden - Plûme au Jardin enchanté

Plûme in the Enchanted Garden

Where does this burst of light - suddenly appearing at the bottom of the pond - on the first day of spring - come from? And who is this little girl trapped in a glass bottle? 

This is the mystery that Plûme, Myheart and Tigerpus will try to unravel over the course of an adventure that will make them discover creatures and unknown corners of the Enchanted Garden, to the sound of the whistles of Golden Bird. 

Assisted by the faithful Ferdinand, they will consult the Great Council of Frogs, meet the Secret Queen, confront the dreaded Baron Buzzard, have tea with an out of order clock, discover the strange power of the Wishing Well and challenge the Fire Fairy under expert advice from Mister Ponder. 

But what Plûme and all Plûme’s friends do not suspect, is that this Enchanted Garden - created by the Man who likes to plant trees - makes people dream from distant lands; to the point of making a little tree want to accompany her friends, the White Starlings, on their migration ...

Plûme au Jardin enchanté
D’où provient cet éclat de lumière apparu subitement au fond de l’étang le premier jour du printemps ? Et qui est cette fillette prisonnière d’un flacon de verre ?
C’est le mystère que vont tenter de percer Plûme, Moncœur et Chatdoré au fil d’une aventure qui leur fera découvrir des créatures et des recoins méconnus du Jardin enchanté, au son des sifflements d’Oiseau d’Or.
Assistés du fidèle Ferdinand, ils vont consulter le Grand Conseil des grenouilles, rencontrer
la Reine secrète, affronter le redouté Baron van Buteo, prendre le thé avec une horloge déréglée, découvrir l’étrange pouvoir du Puits à souhaits et défier la Fée du feu sous les conseils avisés de Mijnheer Pensée.  
Mais ce que Plûme et ses amis ne soupçonnent pas, c’est que ce Jardin enchanté créé par l’Homme qui aime planter des arbres fait rêver depuis de lointaines contrées. Au point de donner envie à une jolie arbresse d’accompagner ses amis les étourneaux blancs dans leur migration…


Friday, April 22, 2022

'Plûme au Jardin enchanté' - going into print!

My new and extended version of 'Plûme in The Enchanted Garden' - in French!

is getting ready for printing:

'Plûme au Jardin enchanté'

Translated from English by Pascale De Nève

This has been quite a journey, and I am so very pleased and happy!
(Also again thanking Barbara Hills for her English editing)

The book will be made available for this year's 'The Enchanted Garden' exhibition -
and it will also include several signed prints.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Welcome to my Painted World

 My new website is 'live' - Welcome!