Field Of Flowers
As the years progressed (Covid) and we still found ourselves at home, I started to travel and distract myself even more through my art. Filling that growing need for freedom and calmness. Combining memories of walks in England, with short visits to nearby parks and my colourful garden. Embracing something timeless and placeless, yet recognisable.
An ode towards the ethereal, magical tones and moods of nature. Exploring the boundaries between imagination and reality, abstraction and figurative imagery. Inviting the viewer to see more, and to look longer.
Landscapes shown as living symphonies in a highly purified form, creating a calming and inviting atmosphere. Places are brought back to their essence of harmony and truth. Showing how everything has its own beauty, flow and rythm. Making room for a sense of time, peace, freedom and new beginnings.
As I work on the garden
the garden works on me
– Gayla Trail –
Smell the flowers, feel the breeze, breathe in deeply and let your feet connect with the earth as you let the garden do its thing.
Originally started this collection in my back garden during Covid. Where I am normally drawn to abstraction, I found myself feeling a need for figuration, as if I was putting up boundaries against the outside world. I needed that definition of form and shape. I needed the limitation of figuration. Limiting myself, created more space in my head and in my heart. I could feel myself breathe again.
Expressive and dynamic paintings full of colour, life, promise and abundance. Symbolising the possibility of starting anew, to let dreams blossom and to dance. Not telling the story of the flower, but the story of life, love and energy.
A Place Called Home
Feeling a need for togetherness and light. This is also seeping in to my work. Energy versus calmness, soft lines against rough textures. I’m hoping these works send out a vibration of hope, light and blessing.
To Go Within
Taking a step back. This collection started in autumn, a beautiful time for reflection and introspection. Going within and looking back at the learnings and experiences of previous works, blending techniques. Celebrating my love for colour and texture.
Abstracted visions inspired by geology found on or in the earth and beyond. A free and visual interpretation of the processes by where dust, gasses and or pressure accumulates into larger bodies such as stars and planets, as well as caves, minerals and crystals
Magical energy that cascades downwards and upwards in a wash of colour that inspires and enlightens. All these paintings can be hung vertically and horizontally, showing the interconnected flow of energy between all living things on earth.
“Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about” – Author unknown
A serie of experimental works and studies. Trying out different tools, media, surfaces, colour combinations, textures and styles.
Remembering and embracing the slow rhythms of the seasons and places of travel, whilst wandering, as an artistic nomad, with textures and paint on canvas from one place or feeling to the next. Searching for that harmony that is always apparent in nature.
The intersections of life, the moments when paths cross and we are at the intersection of who we are now and the known, towards whomever we want to become and the unknown. There’s no such thing as the wrong decision. There’s simply the decision you make and the opportunity to make it again.
Presenting a sense of space, that invites to travel beyond the physical to a place of spiritual consciousness.
Started life as quick palette studies, but eventually resulted in harmonieus colour symphonies on small scale, developed from a mixture of imagination and instinct.