I paint in order to create visual sanctuaries: physical spaces which capture the energy and beauty of pure colour, spaces where one feels safe and can lose oneself.

I then add messages to some of my paintings so that they become Visual HUGS, I do this so that people can share uplifting messages with each other:  I am currently working on developing a way that people can share these uplifting messages with each other for free.  

 

I hope these visual HUGS become catalysts for re-igniting and re-connecting to the love and imagination within us: to remind us of our true potential, to feel connected, to focus 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....