Behind the "Awakening" Series

I was expecting my third baby and nervous about the future. I wondered when I would ever have time to paint again while taking care of three little kids! I had a few markets left before planned time off to adjust to the new baby and I felt an incredible urge to paint. I began dragging my inks across canvas and loved the textural abstract landscapes that started to form. I dripped the paint into spots and mixed lots of gold details in. I finished a few pieces but wasn’t satisfied - I wanted to keep painting and on I went. I painted with urgency like I would never be allowed to paint again, it was intuitive, furious even and totally immersive. I painted into the night, night after night leading up to the markets.

This was the making of the “Awakening” paintings. Expressive bold colours, gold details and having taken on a mind of their own.