Everyday magic happens when you discover something special, beautiful, exceptional in an otherwise ordinary moment. Waking up in the middle of the night after months of drought and hearing rain pattering on the roof. Sitting outside with coffee in the early morning and looking up to see a new rosebud sparkling in a golden ray of sunshine. A stranger’s beautiful smile just when you needed cheering up.
Much has been written about the importance of appreciating the beauty that is all around us, that we tend to ignore or just not notice because we are so caught up in our everyday lives. This is what I tend to focus on in my painting and writing.
Finding the beauty in the ordinary. Looking for the extraordinary in the everyday. Recognising the universal in the individual. Discovering the magic that is all around us. And then creating something with it. Hopefully something with its own kind of magic.
Everyday Magic was the series of paintings from 2015 to June 2018, exhibited at the Grahamstown festival in June/July 2018. Some of the work is still available for purchase. If you are interested in any particular work, please contact me.