Posted on July 1, 2020
It can be really strange releasing some artwork into the world .There is of course a journey ( always ) before making the image . Then a second to create the image – often the process becomes one of story telling as you create your own relationship with the image .
All the imagery is meant to be symbolic , metaphorical .. just like the journeys that created it ,Allowing the viewer hopefully a rich and personal interpretation .
This is how I would d like people to react to the images – to loose yourself in the colors and imagery . Not to look for obvious meaning but to possibly create your own narrative … so make it your own .
Posted on June 11, 2020
It’s been quite a year hasn’t it ? Is not easy to know how or where to start .My world has been shaken up and is now starting to settle down and I’m sure the same is true for many .There are probably still also unsettling times ahead .The virus plods on with is 360 degree arguments and theories while the tragic George Floyd incident promises to permanently change the world (hopefully )for the better. Yesterday in my journeys and meditations I was shown the skin on my back as painful spikes poked through .Theses turned out to be wings – not of the angelic kind but of the kind birds use to fly like blackbird wingsThe message I took from this was growth and change may also require some discomfort and maybe a little pain …growing pains .So maybe for now we will just need to be a little patient with each other as the new world paradigms come into being .I had stated this image earlier and for some reason was drawn to paint this humming bird – a delicate bird strongly carrying or new world into being – carrying it , creating it .People have the power – if they want it ..if we want it .
Posted on May 10, 2020
Posted on March 26, 2020
I’ve just been meditating with the birds thinking what a wonderful time this is to connect with nature – to ourselves .
What an opportunity we have right now – which way do we turn ? Which colour pill do we swallow next ?
Posted on February 13, 2020
We are magnificent ,we are resourceful .
Dig deep …dive deep .
Posted on January 4, 2020
Come and drum and journey with us as we celebrate Imbolc the first of the three Celtic spring festivals .
This is a perfect time to tune into the earths emerging energies and set intentions for the coming seasons .
Imbolc is sacred to Bridgit the goddess of healing ,poetry and childbirth .
Tuning into this energy we can nurture our creative selves and our inner self healing.
This time is perfect incubate our hopes and dreams for the coming year for our selves our communities and our beautiful planet .
As the planet burns and we witness never has there been a more prefect time to tune into the healing waters of Imbolc .
Posted on October 25, 2019
Recently I made a fallow skin drum.
This was the culmination of a whole years quest to find sustainably and ethically sourced hoops and skins that come from these islands not imported or easily ‘clicked “into my internet shopping basket .I was luckily able to join a group of magnificent people last week to celebrate the spirit of the drum .After I had made the drum I was called to make a painting to compliment and inspired by the spirit of the drum I had made .I now realise the painting is not only inspired by the drum I made but also by the spirit of ‘the’ drum .
Mother drum ,the world drum …the spirit of the drum .
Posted on September 8, 2019
What if there were places which we cant see with the human eye, places populated by higher beings we can only journey to ?
What if everything we ever needed we already have?
What if we don’t need to learn, we just need to remember ?
Everything is real .
Posted on August 12, 2019
Having just journeyed to the land of the honey bee I am now utterly convinced that our connection is ancient and vital .
Posted on August 10, 2019
The next drum ceremony I will hold will be in AHO Studios in Hackney Wick on the 20th of September .
Here we will drum and connect to the balancing energies of the Autumn Equinox .
There will be drumming , a journey and short Equinox Ceremony where we can re balance and set our intentions for the coming season .