Suzanne Vaughan Portal abstract oil paintings
I completed this series of oil paintings during a period of personal evolution. A life that was previously solid and stable was falling away, and in its place I found something completely new emerging. I needed to make sense of this flourishing new life and new self, so I painted this emotional journey onto the canvas. And so the Portals were born: each unique and each representing a sliver of this transition. I danced around the canvas as it lay on the floor and used my brushes as a conduit for my energy. I embedded flicks, drips and brushstrokes under the layers of tinted glazes to generate a luminous glow that radiates from the center. Each piece is a celebration of the inner strength I gained from overcoming these obstacles. A good friend of mine once told me a quote by Archimedes that perfectly sums up what these paintings mean to me: “Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.