Immaculate Blue Herons with their delicate filmy layers of feathers are really one of the most attractive of water birds. Not Australian, but nevertheless, very beautiful.
I am happiest with my work when my paintings bring together many things that I love. These include, firstly, a delight in the natural world surrounding me.My current work brings together a diverse range of influences including Asian philosophy and traditional art, textile pattern, bird-watching and the phenomenology of perception.
I usually use strong, vibrant colours in my work, but on occasion I enjoy something a little more restrained and subtle, as is the case with this painting. The background colours here were restricted to white, gold and beige, with a combination of stencilled patterns that suggest to me the refined dignity and calm of these birds. As with most of my current work, this painting includes some areas of reflective metallic paint which gives the painting a changeable appearance under different light conditions. Unframed.
Immaculate – Blue Herons
Acrylic, aerosol and oil paint on stretched canvas