This work is more an allegory of a feeling or a need that all human beings have. Being a woman, it was easier for me to use a female figure, wearing a golden dress for social occasions, playing out her role with others.

However, when bruised or hurt by experiences or by others, we seek a place of solitude, to retreat, to recover or in which to grieve. It is not always that we seek a beautiful sunset to do this, but I often find that beauty offers me a respite, whether the beauty found in a landscape, in music or in literature.


Oil on canvas

120 x 100cm


Selected Artwork


Commissioned Portraits