Cold wax painting backstory
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, delving into myth and archetypes. Driven by an impluse to push my established landscape motifs towards a more painterly direction, 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.

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

‘Leda & The Swan’ oil and wax on board, 140 cm x 100 cm