Something that I hadn't anticipated when I started this artistic journey was that there was an undeniably therapeutic element to painting. I discovered an unspoken magic in the act of bringing patterns to life, a joy that resonates with me on a personal level.
This connection goes beyond simple visual appeal, it's like an intuitive experience that translates into every brushstroke. Making the act of painting more than just a job for me, but a rewarding journey.
I draw a lot of inspiration for my pattern work from nature, such things as the ocean, waves, rain and weather. Flowers and botanical components but I also like to draw inspiration from the non physical, non tangible nature of human emotion. I like to paint feelings and create dramatic translations of energy and mood onto the paper. Watercolour and ink are brilliant mediums for communicating these themes as they're free flowing and just like emotions, can be a little bit wild and often uncontrollable!
The incorporation of pattern in my work isn't just an aesthetic choice, but often a deliberate pursuit of calmness. The rhythmic repetition of shapes within the paintings creates a serene atmosphere, offering the viewer a therapeutic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
I like to think that the almost hypnotic repetition of pattern and markings transforms the canvas into something of a tranquil sanctuary, one that invites the observer to immerse themselves in the subtle symphony of lines and curves.
Sometimes I feel as though I've discovered the magical unicorn of artistic expression, a way to transport individuals into a state of peaceful contemplation through my art. It's a place where both myself and the viewer can connect. At least that's how it feels in my crazy delulu mind haha I really hope those who purchase or view my art feel something of this too.