Oil & Cold Wax Paintings

These paintings are from a project entitled, Love Letters From The Labyrinth. I laid a rope labyrinth in my back garden in September 2019 which I then covered with leaves from the surrounding trees as they fell during autumn. I walked this labyrinth often and wrote about it afterwards recording the thoughts and feelings I gathered from each experience. Each walk gave me different things to think about and often delivered wisdom I very much needed as I negotiated a new path for myself following the death of my mum the year before.  The title comes from the fact I felt each walk resulted in a love letter from the wisdom-filled part of myself.  I was teaching myself how to work through the grief I carried with compassion and understanding.

More paintings will be added each week in the run up to my NEOS 2021 exhibition with Val Thomson in Aberdeen city from 11th – 19th September.

Laying leaves on top of a rope labyrinth in my back garden, October 2019.
Detail no. 1 of Strength. Wisdom. Love.
Pay Attention 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel
For You, Especially 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel
Stay In The Present 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel
Listening To The Leaves 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel
A Holding Space 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel
Trust Yourself 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel
You Choose I 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

The Autumnal Labyrinth in its full glory.
Strength. Wisdom. Love.

30 x 30 cm on cradled panel.

Detail no. 2 of Strength. Wisdom. Love.
Confidence II 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel

*Confidence II is now SOLD*

Delve In 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel
Adventure Into Thought 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel
Let The Light Back In 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel
You Choose II 30 x 30 cm on cradled panel