Water Works

Water, water everywhere… boats, pools, water and waves.

(The images date from 1995 to near present.)

Hook 2014 oil on linen 42 x 48 inches (detail)

Words about:


I wanted to paint a light image, something pleasant, outdoors, big sky and restful character, but I can never seem to get away from the angst of the dark side being present. Hook… Potential for hazard. I wanted to paint various reds together, watermelon, apple, blanket, as I love to paint bright colours against a blue sky.

Thinking of awe and wonder; Consciously decorative; designed; balanced; busy and yet peaceful; lured by appetite; pleasure; satiation. In regards to composition, I am consciously working at the centre and edges of the image. – MA notes on painting

Hook, 2014, oil on linen 42 x 48 inches