Jane Murdoch Adams




JRA Series - Lakes

Lakes are a metaphor for primeval imagination and life-giving spirit.

The JRA series is dedicated to my son and his vitality, joie de vivre and power of storytelling.

I am painting to capture the complex energy of lakes as I sense it. Most of the lakes are real, others imaginary. The abstract nature of my paintings reflects this intangible energy, which is what holds my life together.

I begin each painting – on translucent mylar - with a wash of colour symbolizing some element of water power and motion. I continue working from emotion and love. Most paintings are made up of two sheets of painted mylar echoing layers of light, air and water.

The slow, intimate emergence of the meaning of these paintings has been a life-affirming experience, a coming to terms with grief and joy.

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