Childhood inspirations

Revel in the ordinary for it is extraordinary. This is exactly how children react to their world. My children’s gentle hands have always fascinated me. The treasures they held so carefully, gazing at seemingly ordinary stones as if they were sparkling jewels. I feel the parallels of my own childhood – the glory of discovery in those extraordinary moments. Follow my latest painting series as I explore these magical happenings.

      Meet My Friend               Acrylic on Canvas - 36" x 24"

Both the original and limited edition prints are available.   

The painting, Meet My Friend, celebrates a child's joy of ladybugs (called ladybirds to some). These marvelous little red creatures make our little people's faces light up and in turn cause us to smile as we share their delight.
Ladybugs also symbolize love, hope and spirit.  Aside from their cute little shapes, it is no wonder children and even adults are fascinated by them!

 

                 Worlds               Acrylic on Canvas - 24" x 12"  

Both the original and limited edition prints are available.

A child may seem small in our world, but through their eyes, are endless and vast worlds full of magnificent possibilities.

Mom is Going to Love These Acrylic on Canvas - 20" x 16"  

Both the original and limited edition prints are available.

The painting, Mom is Going to Love These, pertains to that moment when you decide to enjoy your child's free spirit and revel in all its glory rather than think about the now short stemmed tulips no longer in the garden. The playful colours vibrate to mimic a child's imagination and sense of wonder.  Children have so much to teach us.

 

       Catch and Release         Acrylic on Canvas - 24" x 12"

Both the original and limited edition prints are available.

A delightful balloon gently floats down into the excited hands of this child. What a wonderful way to learn to catch. Release the balloon again to begin another lively game.

       Youthful Whispers         Acrylic on Canvas - 40" x 30"

Both the original and limited edition prints are available.

The painting, Youthful Whispers, contains an encouraging childhood story line which speaks about the abundance of lessons we can learn from our own inner "whispers". Some of these include the joy of discovery, letting go, and being free. The seeds of the dandelion symbolize all of these whispers - seeded stalks many react to with dismay on pristine green lawns! However, not to be feared but seen in a more positive light, just like ourselves.  Welcome the deeper message dandelions and their "offspring" bring.

           Magical Flight             Acrylic on Canvas - 24" x 12"

Both the original and limited edition prints are available.

The wonderment of watching bubbles drift in the air with their swirling kaleidoscope of rainbow colours can truly take us on a magical flight