Out of the Ashes
“Out of the Ashes” references a Phoenix rising. I take a discarded, old paintings to create something entirely different and new. By painting over and re-working the painting I allow some of the old layers of color to show through. “Out of the Ashes” is a metaphor for my art, to never give up, keep trying, and believe that all is not lost if you stick with it because eventually you will have a break through and will be able to move forward. It is also part of my Reclamation theme, to re-claim, re-new and re-vitalize
|Acrylic Paint on Canvas
|Original, one of a kind artwork
|25in x 33in
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
My art is influenced by the small communities I have lived in over the years. My collage and abstract landscape paintings have multilayers of rich texture and bold colors that reference northern BC. I believe an artist can convey mood, feeling and emotions without using symbolism or realism.
"Life is an adventure and whatever life brings to you, good or bad it is all part of that adventure and it is up to you how you react to that adventure."