The River

‘The River’ is a meditation on the landscape that is represented in a ‘stream of consciousness’ kind of manner. A tree here, a Currawong there, clouds floating there and there. Everything is still but moving and changing too. ‘The River’ explores the paradoxes that exist within abstract painting and meditation. Things come into focus and slip away again behind some form of mark making. Or there is something that is so distracting that can’t be overlooked. That is where the practise of both painting and meditation take over and it feels as if another force is at play.

Ileigh Hellier


Oil on ampersand board