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The Fine Art of Yoga

I'm so glad I can bring my new collection to you, wherever you are, in this online exhibition.

So, get yourself a drink, sit back and enjoy a scroll through my gallery.

If you'd like a guided video tour of the exhibition in the gallery space, you'll find it below.

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The story behind the work...

I love how yoga makes me feel, the stretching and the balancing and the bit at the end where you just relax every muscle from your toes to your head...bliss!

In this collection, I wanted to create art that would convey that feeling - the energy and the stillness.

No matter how flexible you are, taking time out to move your body, even a daily walk, is a way to connect with yourself and be in the moment.

Some of the pieces I've drawn, are ones I could only dream of doing. But it's good to dream, to imagine, to reach for something.

These pieces are about connecting with where we are, but dreaming of where we could go.

I hope The Fine Art of Yoga allows you to be present and to dream.

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Wisdom 
Charcoal on fine grain cartridge paper
Limited Edition Print (Framed) €185

 

This piece is based on the hand symbol (or Mudra) used in yoga as a gesture of knowledge or wisdom.

The darkness of this drawing creates an atmosphere of stillness and peace, while the strong light brings a positive energy to the scene.

Cobra
Watercolour on 350gsm Bockingford paper
Limited Edition Prints (Framed) from €155

 

This painting tries to capture the feeling of freedom that you get in the cobra pose. 

The reflection of her body in the wet sand brings a balanced symmetry to the piece. You can almost feel the cool sand beneath her on the sunlit beach.

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Catch the Sun
Watercolour on 350gsm Bockingford paper
€450
Limited Edition Prints (Framed) €225

 

In this pose the body is arched dramatically in the shape of the crescent moon. 

The sun glows through her hands as she seems to catch it. The abstract shape of her reflection in the wet sand brings a balance and harmony to the painting.

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Resting
Graphite pencil on fine grain cartridge paper
€320
Framed Limited Edition Prints available from €185

This pose of resting hands allows the mind to quieten and reduces stress.

It's a simple drawing that removes all unnecessary complications and allows you to clear your mind.

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Bow
Charcoal on fine grain cartridge paper
€590
Framed Limited Edition Prints available from €295

 

I was struck by the elegance of this pose even though I imagine it's a difficult one to achieve.

The pose is named Bow after the shape of a bow. The simplicity of the shape is what's so appealing in this drawing.

It's an inspiring pose, definitely one to dream of achieving.

Reach
Charcoal and graphite pencil on fine grain cartridge paper
€590
Framed Limited Edition Prints available from €295

 

Reach is a drawing that shows the effort of trying to improve, to reach for something while staying grounded.

 

The arc of the pose mirrors the crescent shape of the moon.

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Valerie
Charcoal pencil on fine grain cartridge paper
€590
Framed Limited Edition Prints available from €295

 

Valerie comes from the Latin word 'Valere' which means to be healthy or strong.

I had called her Valerie before I knew the meaning and then I realised it was the perfect name. Little coincidences like that are one of the best parts of creating.

Her strength is emphasised in this graceful and balanced pose.

Namaste
Graphite pencil on fine grain cartridge paper
€320

Framed Limited Edition Prints available from €185

 

If you ever do a yoga class, you'll probably have heard this word. It's used as a greeting in Hindi, but it has a deeper meaning.

There are many translations of this Sanskrit word, but I like this one:

When you and I bow to our true nature, we are one.

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Thank you for visiting my online gallery

I hope you enjoyed the exhibition. If you'd like more information about the pieces, and see them in more detail, you can visit them in the store here.

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