Joyce Gunn Cairns

Artist Biography

"My line never illustrates. It is the sensation of its own realisation. It is like having an experience rather than making a picture" Cy Twombly, 1957 

"Transience is the basic condition of life. Nothing can be possessed...... dissolving is the same thing as living. To dissolve is the heart of beauty and the heart of life." Alan Watts

".. Creativity has one of its roots in that disconnection between prevailing attitudes and the reality of the maker's life. That dissonance .. is the grit in the soul that becomes the pearl of great price: wonderful art"

Richard Holloway 2012

"Drawing is a way of coming upon the connection between things, just like metaphor in poetry reconnects what has become separated"


Selected Exhibitions