• Image of I am present - original unframed painting
  • Image of I am present - original unframed painting
  • Image of I am present - original unframed painting

ON SALE: was $2000, now $1000

Original watercolour fine art on 600gsm Artistico Fabriano professional paper
Size: 105 x 66cm
From the Awakening Collection

'I am calm. I am present. I am loving.'
Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

The Awakening is a collection of my largest original watercolour works to date that were inspired by a family trip to Japan at the start of this year. With my creativity quietly growing during frequent moments of exploring in the mountains the Awakening Collection has evolved.

I have found that my best work is formed and my style develops considerably through experiencing the habitual moments of my life enjoying walks in the snow or climbing a local mountain. It’s when I glimpse the quiet elements of nature like appreciating the soft, pastel glow of a winter's sunrise or a dark and intense yet deeply hued evening sunset that my creativity is silently flourishing.

It is in my rest and self care moments that all the development of my art is created completely subconsciously. I come back to my studio with a new sense of purpose and everything that I have banked in my soul memory flows from me onto paper in the most beautiful way. I don’t think about much when I paint, I seldom question what technique I will use and where, I just allow my intuition to take over. I become utterly immersed in the energy of the moment, often creating in rhythm to the music I have playing, always loudly. The only thing I plan is the composition and a ruled line for the horizon; the rest comes from letting paint and water collide merely pushed around by me a little.

Read my blog for the full story of recent discoveries and trip to Japan.

Signed by Sophie Melville and dated with the year 2018.

Shipping available worldwide by international courier and includes insurance. Artwork is sealed and rolled in a hard tube.

Original artwork may be collected from my studio in Wanaka, New Zealand.

Price listed is in NZD.