“The Golden Eggs” - 30” x 48"
Eight years ago while I was pregnant on my first child Jackson, I had a dream. I dreamt that I painted a huge bird's nest. In my dream I can remember vividly the feeling the painting gave me. I felt like I could crawl into the nest and curl up in it’s warmth and safety.
When I decided to fulfill my dream I called the framer and had them make the largest square canvas possible. As I painted on a canvas larger than 5 foot by 5 foot I was exhilarated to be creating my dream painting.
Since that first painting I was hooked. I have painted all shapes, sizes, egg types and egg numbers. The eggs are all free drawn which is challenging. Each egg takes many layer to create a 3D effect on canvas giving the eggs a visually correct shape. A millimetre can be the difference of a natural egg and something foreign looking.
I enjoy the challenge of each painting but especially the FEELING that each painting gives the viewer. One of comfort, security and warmth. All the things I guess I wanted for my growing baby.
If you would like to commission a nest please contact me for information and a quote.
Visual Artist and Curator in St. John's Newfoundland