This piece was painted as part a series I did during 2020 on the complexity and interconnectedness of trees, inspired by the forest around us and of connection and rebirth, both very central to the theme of renewal. At the same time I was undergoing cancer treatment through most of the year and that was the backstory of my personal renewal.
I’m an abstract painter living in the Comox Valley. I love our oceans and mountains. I often take my camera to capture moments that strike me, and and then back in the studio use paint and markmaking, collage and texture. I add and subtract layers until the balance is achieved. Then my thoughts/feelings and what came in from the outside will come together and it’s done…