Size: 30"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
I had some fun creating the background with colours I love. Once it dried I figured out what I wanted to draw on top. The green looked like a hill so I placed the house there (it's from a photo I took in a special place in Greece called Meteora). Then I added the balloons as it looks like they are discovering a place from the air that might not have been discovered from the ground. It also reminds me of our eventual departure from this world.
I grew up on a farm in a small coastal city in New Zealand, surrounded by green paddocks, trees and animals with Mount Taranaki as my backdrop. I have always delighted in nature and the act of creating; the two are deeply connected for me. I relish in finding glimpses of beauty in my daily life and this is what I hope to capture in my paintings.