Colourful abstract artwork series with bold brushstrokes and wild colours. Abstract paintings are based on observational drawings and paintings of toys and animals in multicolours.
Mommy Mayhem: Gestural paintings stem from documenting my three kids and their perpetual messes during a pandemic. First, I draw and paint from life then combine 65 layers of this observational art in Photoshop to make digital collages. Expressionist paintings are loosely based on the collages. The bright, vibrant colours are pulled from children’s toys, crafts, books, clothing and are layered over multiple painting sessions. The playful abstracted representational imagery echoes the mayhem of motherhood.
The paintings blur the distinction between representation and abstraction in combining many moments of childhood. Acrylic and oil marks are built up on canvas or panel through repetition and movement.
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