Having a strong interest in history of art and theology, for the last few years I have been working on a series of paintings on Christianity, in which I express my views and reflections. The first painting from this series ,“Risen Christ”, grew out during a grieving time in the family. It was more than a painting; it was also a meditation. A healing process.
I still work on this series and find it a special experience. It’s difficult to describe, but this is possibly how icon painters felt throughout history. I admire and find lots of inspiration in ancient Christianity art – especially Byzantine icons and early European frescoes, with their simplified forms and clear colours.
For me, Christianity and the Bible, with its intricate values and magnificent beauty, is an endless source of inspiration.
What Others Say
In 2022 the Archdiocese of Brisbane created a video series titled “Art Aficionados”, in the 3rd episode of the series Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Australian Catholic University’s Dr Maeve Louise Heaney VDMF and Director of Liturgy Brisbane’s Rev Dr Tom Elich analysed the Good Samaritan which is in their collection
In December 2021 I was featured in the Australian Catholic Liturgical Art in a piece titled “Gospel Themes in Paint”