Expand and open your heart III - a small original painting

The Open your heart series has evolved into the 'Expansion' collection and the small works within it are like my heart and soul on paper. 

Just when I thought I had entered a new dimension of deep heartfelt awareness I find I’ve gone even deeper and true to my creativity its reflected in the most beautiful way through my art. My art grows when I grow. ✨

Sweeping skies where once minimalist and whimsical have now become a dramatic reflection of the depth of the sea and land below. The contrast of light hiding behind darkness parallels life and it's turbulent times that slowly evolve into an uprising and feelings of hope and peace within.

I’ve come to realise that strong emotions are released from me when I paint and also feelings of stress, worry, overwhelm and fear too, but also acceptance, joy, contentment and awareness flow as well.  I feel huge elation once I've finished painting, it's as if I've given all my energy to the work while I'm creating and I'm focused only with movement, tones and composition.  I've let my authentic self come to life in this new small painting, I hope you might feel that.

Inspiration for this work is from my artist friend Kelly Shrimpton and her photo of Ohope Beach.


‘Expand and open your heart’ is an original watercolour fine artwork painted on 300gsm Artistico Fabriano cold pressed professional paper

Art size: 20 x 25cm (8 x 10”)

Framed size: 23 x 28cm (9 x 11”)


Framed artwork only available to be shipped within New Zealand due to the fragility of glass.

Original artwork may be collected from my home studio in Wanaka, New Zealand. Enter the code COLLECT at checkout to receive free shipping to pick up your artwork in person.