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.

 

Encased

Oil and egg tempera on wood 30 x 38 cm 2009

"Encased"

oil and egg tempera on wood

38 x 30 cm,
2009

This is about my overwhelming feeling and need to keep my son safe, encased. It is easy to imagine what horrible things might be outside your door, but in actuality children need their freedom and some adventure. Sometimes it is hard as a parent to let them explore.