Overflow 2023 

"Caught up in the overflow, I kick out, scrambling.
With eyes wide open, I search for meaning and paint about it"

Overflow is a pressure release valve, a warning signal, an omen and an invitation. It emerges from years of observation, witnessing the destruction of flora and fauna through farming and forestry practices, genetic engineering and in more recent times the impact of excessive water on our environment, revealing the unmistakable, interconnectedness of it all.

Overflow is a series of personally charged, environment themed works with contemplative reflection at its heart. Solitary figures are locked in dialogue with the viewer in an intimate exchange, inviting us to meditate on the imbalances reflected in our climate-changed world. While this collection of work spans several years, a common thread unites them. These figures exist alone with their thoughts, grappling with the unfamiliarity of change, questioning and seeking connection and clarity.

Painting of a swan standing on an oil drum.
Swan Song

81 x 61cm, Oil on Linen bonded ACM, 2023

Painting of a woman kneeling in shallow water with jellyfish.
Surface Tension

90 x 90cm, Oil on Linen, 2023

Painting of a man standing in water waving
An Ordinary Gesture

90 x 90cm, Oil on Linen, 2021

Painting of a man standing in the water
All At Sea

100 x 82cm, Oil on Linen bonded ACM, 2022

Painting of a man standing in the water with his phone
No Signal

100 x 81cm, Oil on Linen bonded ACM, 2022

Painting of a woman standing in water looking into space.
Any Minute Now

100 x 81cm, Oil on Linen bonded ACM, 2022

Painting of a man standing in the water with boat going past
Drift

110 x 122cm, Oil on Linen bonded ACM, 2022

Painting of a woman sitting on a park bench with swans
Turning Tide

81 x 122cm, Oil on Linen bonded ACM, 2022 - Private collection