Cold wax painting - backstory  


Nuages, tempêtes et rêves -
(clouds, storms and dreams)

Based in Europe since 2018, this new chapter coincided with becoming a cold wax painter. Adapting as a painter to significantly different light and impressions from Australia, I chose to enter the European conversation at the beginning of the Western narrative, specifically, classical mythology. Driven by an impluse to push my landscape motifs to expressive abstraction, my first works in cold wax were rooted in the representational genre. However I soon found that the unruly nature of cold wax demanded an experimental way of working and lent itself to fluid and distilled, abstraction. I chose limited palettes to create a dynamic, matt, starkness to enhance the tension between the eternal truths of archaic stories and an evolving, expressive idiom.