MY WHY is very simple:

To CREATE paintings which together with words, become iHUGS 

To GIVE for free so that people can share with each other

To MAKE A DIFFERENCE so that others feel uplifted

 

iHUGS

I paint in order to create visual sanctuaries: spaces which capture the energy and beauty of pure colour, spaces where one feels safe and can lose oneself. Through the medium of paint, colour has the ability to create its own visual language: a language, which like music, by-passes the mind and connects directly to the soul: it is this language of emotions and connection, which I am trying to speak...

 

Part of my artistic practice is to write: I have been writing daily for over 10 years, filling endless books & scraps of paper with words; writing which I then distill down to a few simple words. I fuse uplifting words with photographs of my paintings and together, the WORDS & PAINTINGS become iHUGS.

 

It is my intention that iHUGS are shared all over the world for free.....

 

I am currently working on ways to reach out to a wider audience for free, so that people feel uplifted and connected to one another.

 

I hope these visual iHUGS become catalysts for re-igniting and re-connecting to the love and imagination within us: to remind us of our true potential, to feel stronger when we feel vulnerable, to feel connected and to stay focused on our dreams and aspirations. Life is not always smooth and I hope the words encourage strength and courage to keep moving forward, to make our dreams a reality.....

 

There's so much more to us all than we give ourselves credit for and when we focus on doing what makes our heart sing, that's when we become truly alive and light up the world....