Bound a painting about becoming a mother

"Bound"

Oil on canvas

60 x 40 cm
2014

As a mother you are forever bound to your child. The cord that physical connected you during pregnancy is no longer there but you feel that bond every second of the day. It can restrict, inspire and dictate your actions but it is also the most beautiful expression of love to be treasured. This mother and child are stood firmly in nature to symbolize this most special and eternal of connections.

 

Disquiet

Disquite

"Disquiet"

Oil and egg tempera on wood

80 x 60cm

"No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves" This gem of wisdom from the Ojibwe people best describes this painting. I was unaware of this saying when I was painted this, but as soon as I read it I realised that is was exactly what I wanted to say about this picture. If all the branches are fighting you may as well be cutting through the trunk.