An original red and black art painting with blue and white enamel paints
Whale Rider literally fell out of my hands. No sweat, no stress, and no emotion except the sense of well-being that wrapped me up and enveloped me for those precious few hours when everything in my world was perfect.
Whale Rider is blissful, emphatic and deeply personal. It conjours many emotions – both those of the figurative (I see waves and obviously a Killer Whale in there, hence the title) – and those of the imaginative.
Perhaps the most poetic detail in this piece is the feeling of movement which I have deliberately made present in as many places as possible.
No matter where you look at this painting – even in some of the close up shots below – there is always a sensation of movement and motion. Perhaps that is reflected in us all. We are always moving.
Lose your thoughts of soft furnishings for a moment and imagine walking past it every day or waking up to it on a bright morning and seeing something new each time you gaze upon the fluid shapes and rich colours.
This is the best way to choose a piece of art – by listening to that little voice inside. Trust it – it’s never wrong.