Fire provides so many things - warmth, colour, security and captivation – or destruction, despair and fear. It reminds us of the cycles in life and to cherish what is now. This year while studying creativity, new fires were lit. I dared to try new things, tackled others I was not confident in and wrote poetry. My works illustrate these many faces of fire. The tree that was burned decades ago and stands tall; the beauty and horror of flames in the dark, the fallen giant – laid flat by fire and a bird’s eye view of the landscape shaped by many elements including fire. I have used paint, charcoal, ochre, painted with brush and sticks and bark and had plenty of fun in the process. I hope you enjoy them too.
Elemental layers– Boundary Swamp – Drawing, rubbing, frottages in pen, ink, charcoal, ochre and goauche on paper
Tree down – acrylic, charcoal and ochre on canvas.