Angels for Totnes, 2019

These two paintings were produced for an exhibition in Totnes, Devon UK in 2019. Painted at the end of 2018, they are both deeply personal. The exhibition brief was to create one very internal work and one more extrovert, both expressions of the self, or perhaps the soul.

Angels in the Garden

An introspective meditative exploration of the safe space created by nature and the spiritual experience that is to be had in beautiful places. Internal sadness is held by the spirit figures and the solidness of the dogs, and letters written to the inner child, the past child, pave the path under the roses

Angels in the Window   Looking upwards (or outwards?) the vivid blue transmits a light like that which shines through a stained glass window. The child stands as an outline next to the woman, the violin the expression that links childhood to adulthood, the dogs representing love and safety.

Angels in the Window

Looking upwards (or outwards?) the vivid blue transmits a light like that which shines through a stained glass window. The child stands as an outline next to the woman, the violin the expression that links childhood to adulthood, the dogs representing love and safety.

The little girl in these paintings drawn in red represents a drawing my grandmother did of me, bold, in red biro on a piece of newspaper (the obituary column. I was 5 and I was playing the violin.

The little girl in these paintings drawn in red represents a drawing my grandmother did of me, bold, in red biro on a piece of newspaper (the obituary column. I was 5 and I was playing the violin.