I’ve always enjoyed capturing the landscape of the human body. I first discovered the cathartic nature of bringing a page into life through charcoal drawings of faces and have since extended this to acrylics on canvas. Painting is an immersive experience for me and fills my creative tank.
After having children, my time became more rationed and painting was not something I could immerse myself into with the same passion and attention I had before children. This piece came after a long period of silent paint brushes stashed in the back of the cupboard. The physical act of crouching down to a child’s position represents my embracing of the new role motherhood created, slowing down to explore the simpler wonders of creation. I was anointed for this time.