Artist’s Statement

I wish to advise that I now work under the name LIADAAN, signing my work as Liadaan or with the initials/monogram LTF.   I used to work under the name of Lyndel Thomas.

Dividing my work between the disciplines of painting, drawing, sculpture and poetry, I am a contemplative artist.  I am not necessarily looking for a lot of detail in a subject, however sometimes I like to take a portrait or still life to a higher finish.  I look for the light, mood, atmosphere and poetry favouring late afternoon, moody and crepuscular subjects. Due to the moving light my landscapes are mostly understated.  My focus is always the interplay between the lights and the darks.  Figures are usually painted in contemplative poses.  I work plein air and in the studio and attend weekly life drawing and painting groups.  Still life is also a well loved subject.

My fusion and ceramic sculptures are often personifications of nature and animal dreamings with an emphasis on the feminine. They are often based on my dreams and always to my connection with nature so they are an aspect of myself and my daily life.

I like to write haiku which is often accompanied by small tonal paintings. 

I don’t follow art trends keeping true to my own vision and working from the heart. I consider all of my work to be a meditation.