LUMINESCENCE SERIES - 2019-2020
To me, the most challenging time to live in the tropics, is also the most beautiful. It’s the build-up to the wet season with its inescapable stifling heat, oppressive humidity and an unsettling sense of foreboding. There’s an uneasy tension within this turbulence but at the same time a conflicting calm, a quiet space, a suspended anticipation.
My paintings focus on this space as I try to distill these dramatic moments of calm and unease, drama and beauty to create a resulting atmosphere for the viewer to contemplate.
This exhibition of works includes new paintings from my ‘Luminescent’ series as well as selected works made over the last couple of years along the same vein.
As a landscape painter, my scenes usually involve expansive views where the sky takes precedence. Living on the tropical coast offers endless opportunity to observe the turbulent skies, sultry atmosphere, ominous silence that are key to the moments before the monsoon storms eventually break.
The seasons shift and change but for me the wet season hails the beginning of the most visually interesting and inspiring time of year. It remains the very core of my work!
I just love skies!