Thursday, 26 June 2014


The formative years are a time of curiosity and learning.  A time to linger unafraid in the perfection of childhood.  Giraffes can be messengers, offering protection but bringing visions of the future.  They also symbolize temperance, humility, moderation and stamina -- all useful traits on the march to adulthood.

20" x 20"
oil on canvas

Friday, 20 June 2014


Dragons are guardians of treasure and keepers of secrets.  They have great wisdom and clairvoyant powers.  In myths, maidens were often captured by dragons and required rescuing.  Here she looks like she can vanquish evil and rescue herself.

30" x 30"
oil on canvas

Thursday, 12 June 2014


The passage between childhood and adulthood is fraught with peril.  However, accompanied by her 'hemzad' and a wise and cunning serpent she is powerful.  Is that a malevolent clown offering her the forbidden fruit of knowledge or a benevolent fool the white rose of innocence?  Perhaps he is a link between the perfection of childhood and the reality of adulthood.

30" x 40"
oil on canvas

Thursday, 5 June 2014


Picasso's harlequins were guides of the soul, mischievous gods situated between hell (with its creatures of the night) and heaven (with its promise of rapture).  The goat is a symbol of lust and procreation - the fire of ecstasy (whether or not one can handle it).

40" x 30"
oil on canvas