New creations are works produced on Mylar, incorporating mixed media, i.e. working with oils, watercolour, inks, transfers, also including textured materials. This transparent material allows for the manipulation of images on both sides, creating double images or positive and negatives at the same time. The result has been the Forest and Seascapes Series.
Expressing myself and the world around me through drawing and painting has been a “Leitfaden” throughout my life. My background as a cartographer, interior designer and Art Therapist, all have influenced the style and images of my work. This found expression in the geometrically ordered, aesthetically pleasing, or ultimately organic images.
What has always captured and driven my interest in art has been to express how and what we feel, in an abstract manner. It is a representation of nature and the feeling our experience of nature evoke. The medium used evolved from oils to watercolour to mixed media, encaustic and the use of mylar. Working and experimenting in different media has been an exploration and discovery. The exploration has led to creating ways of using layers upon layers of colours and textures to convey inner dispositions in an abstract manner, allowing the viewer to experience his or her unique emotional reaction to the art itself.
The Heather Series, using watercolour and encaustic, are representing an undulation, isolation and shifting of perspectives. These images vacillate between abstraction and representation, evoking metaphorical scenic interpretations. This shift between abstract and representational images has become a constant motive in the work produced through the applications of mixed media, mylar and encaustic images.