Vivian Arnold

While living in Australia I became a student of Aboriginal Art and folklore.  Central to Aboriginal belief is the Tjukurrpa, or ‘Dreamtime’; a spiritual time long ago when ancestral human, animal, plant, and insect forms engaged in epic struggles to create the landscape.

As an artist, I am heavily influenced by the Aboriginal artists’ deep understanding of the natural forces of the earth, the inhabitant flora and fauna and indeed the total cosmos in which man, woman, animals, nature and natural phenomena are all linked.  This led me to discover my own natural stroke which represents the energies I see and feel around me.

My current work is inspired by natural topographic phenomena as seen from above the earth and by the structural man-made form we see in our urban environments  My intuitive vision guides me to lay down those lines on canvas and each work is like a map of a particular place and time. Every painting seems to have its own pulse land its own dream.