When I started my early pictures it was at the beginning of my spiritual journey and these pictures were the first encounters with seeing through the veil to the otherworld; so the pictures were steeped in symbology, often somewhat dark and would took an age to complete.
Over the past 30 years as my spiritual experiences deepened; my understanding increased and with that understanding came the many metamorphoses of my art which began to attract favourable comment for its vibrancy and I was becoming aware that I was tapping into a very powerful inspirational force.
Standing at my drawing board for upto14 hours a day and 7 days a week in deep concentration deepened the power of the sacred space of the studio. This focus often brought up deep feelings and fear that I needed to work through as I painted. It was not unusual for a personal hell to break loose as I worked on some of my more powerful pieces!
It's been 30 years of transformation, I have learnt to free my ideas from the art and let the painting expand and grow as it needed to, and often I would have no idea of its direction or what the picture had to say until the end. Painting was overlaid on painting so only the ghost of the first layer could be sensed as if looking through a veil to another barely visible world.
You discover that you view the world very differently when most of your day is spent tapping into sacred inspiration, and the journey that I have taken has prepared me for new challenges and I am now at the threshold of offering the opportunity for people to experience something of the space that I abide in when I work.
Over the past year there I have encountered a series of major spiritual that have
made me radically re-
There seems to be a period of freeing up going on; I am recognising layers of fears and other emotions as they arise and I am accepting them as part of my growth. Each layer is then observed to see where the trauma originates and then it is worked through.
There now seems to be no “tuning in” to create the art for I am abiding in that “free space” for a larger part of the time now. It is hard to express in words what is experienced but it’s not a sublime, blissful and heavenly state rather one of stillness and being awake from the world of the ego and mind.
Letting go of wanting and needing and embracing the flow of the Beloved to wherever it takes me.