Abstract Paintings: Semblance
Semblance series 2018. This series was looking at hidden pain and emotion beneath a calm and tranquil exterior. Yoga and mindfulness is sold through images of calm and beautiful people. As a yogi and meditator my experience of these practices is that beneath the surface all kinds of weather can be brewing - lots of it unpleasant - and the art is to accept it and give it space to play out. Semblance is an interpretation of this: some paintings have scar-like marks; others have colours breaking through from beneath. These things enhance the otherwise bland exterior and make each one unique.