The Secret Place, acrylic and enamel on canvas 160 x 80 x 2 cm on two panels each measuring 80 x 80 x 2 cm (Diptych)
Inspired by daybreak and the rising sun. I love mornings when I am awake before the rest of my family. I pull on jeans and a sweater and quickly slip out of the house to walk the dogs in inky blue skies. A chill in the air, a comfortable solitude.
I wanted to create an impression of this moment. The viewer is met by a beautiful blend of colour which suggests forest or woodland with wild flowers and twisted undergrowth. Juxtaposed against the strong line are ethereal butterflies, dancing in the dawn light. The sun rays in The Secret Place are created with iridescent gold paint. Depending upon where the painting is hung and how much light reflects off it affects the strength of colour in the gold sun rays. The Secret Place is ready to hang.