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47” x 47” oil on museum box canvas stretched over an aluminium frame


I can’t tell you how many times I changed things around in this piece, from composition, to colour tones, clouds, no clouds, colour of the moon, the list goes on. Creating this piece took me on my own journey of reflection.


The great news is that this piece was created specifically for and was exhibited within the “Focus on colour of life art fair” in London at the prestigious Sacchi Gallery.


So what was my inspiration for this piece?


“Rise Up” portrays a fable of breaking free from your problems, reaching beyond your comfort zone, and discovering something wonderful, which enables you to put your troubles into perspective as the bigger picture unfolds before you.


"From their home in a little village, gripped by jagged rock face, engulfed in what seems never ending cloud, and with no apparent means of escape, the couple are drawn by a distant orange glow, high up on the rock face across the fjord. One day they muster up the courage, break free of their melancholy, and venture out to locate the source of the orange glow. Climbing higher and higher, they go beyond their initial quest and find themselves stepping out onto a cliff ledge, high above the cloud where they are welcomed by a magnificent glowing orange moon. They have finally escaped their once overwhelming problems and are now free to absorb the clarity and the energy of the night sky along with their loyal canine."

Rise Up

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