A year in a one roomed cabin with my partner, tucked in under a canopy of big trees, looking out over the Byron Hinterland. It was a daily delight of feeling sheltered and protected by the majestic Gums, Mango, Avocado and Pines. The daily visits from a family of Magpies or Crows became my best friends; whilst swooping flocks of Gallahs, Cockatoos, and Eastern Rosellas kept the neighbourhood interesting. All of this became my daily contemplation from my tiny verandah studio. Wondering at, and loving, the close connection to nature that living on land brings.This is the source of this series of work.
Opening Wednesday 17 April to Sunday 12 May
M | Arts Precinct Gallery, 1 Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah
Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm
When I come to create I often fall into a quiet contemplation and meditative space, and in that, my mind will often simply surrender to the deeper presence of silence, stillness and spaciousness.
It is here that I wait for the intention, the vision, or the inference of the ‘next step’ of my art practice.
Over the last few years I have learned the value of slow, quiet and simple; and how these can inform and enrich my work.
Purchase MBP original artworks online at Bluethumb Art Gallery, or in-store at Graphis Art & Framing in Woollahra, Sydney.