Wash over me continues my response to a feeling I find hard to articulate. Small moments of awe, usually late in the afternoon. A feeling of breathing in the sky, and exhaling out the day; of the sky washing over me, engulfing me; of staring into the ocean from above. The paintings are not a representation of a site, but they are based in reality - with each painting made in response to a specific remembered experience of a place. They attempt to translate an emotional sense of the place through abstraction, layers of colour and considered brushstrokes.
With deep gratitude I acknowledge these works have been made in response to experiences on Turrbal, Yuggera, Bundjalung, Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr Countries.
Bridie Gillman, 2022