Pathway Through The Labyrinth
Stepping Into The Fire
Opening To The Beloved
Breath Of The Beloved
PATHWAY THROUGH THE LABYRINTH Painted when the moon passed in front of the sun in 2012. Pathway through the labyrinth was the first painting after a significant spiritual experience in 2011 and heralded a change in my art. It was the first of 5 paintings that were part of an embodying process I was going through expressing the changing states I was experiencing. The central labyrinth expresses the inner pathway with its twists and turns; the outer star represents the protective Universe, The Beloved that enfolds and protects us as we endeavour to connect ourselves once more to Oneness.
STEPPING INTO THE FIRE Completed when Saturn passed across the Sun in 2012 It’s very unusual for me to start a painting and stop to start another before the others completion. I began Stepping Into The Fire a few days after the Moon’s eclipse of the Sun, then my connection to it dropped away, only to reappear later when Saturn crossed the Sun. The five paintings mirror things that were arising within me and what was happening about me. Standing fearlessly within the fire, in stillness while everything around seemed in chaos. I sense it has a fiery portal to help our passage to enlightenment. At the central point is the Still Centre of Being: everything else orbits round this. At my Glastonbury show in 2012 there was a strong reaction to this piece of work and un-
PHOENIX RISING Painted as the planets lined up in a Planetary Alignment in 2012 The third of the series of paintings and this heralded a distinct change in the way I viewed my life, very much a distinct releasing from the connection to painful past memories. The Phoenix represents the freeing of the physical bonds that long tied it to the trance of reality. Awakening is born of re-
OPENING TO THE BELOVED Ego played a large part in my earlier work, being a self taught artist with no artistic training I suffered a low self-
TRANSITION Transition was the final painting I did in the UK and was completed on the day of my mothers death un be known to me at the time. At its centre is a relic of St. Brigid from the Vatican that was kindly given to me many years ago by a dear friend who is a priest in Chicago. Transition felt like I had achieved completion and until my arrival in Ireland in 2013 thought it would be my last painting. It became the start of a new awakening journey.