Size: 40"W x 40"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
I don’t work with a fixed idea or sketches it’s really just about the interaction of the colours creating the texture which suggest to me the composition. The most I start with is a combination of colours, it is the colours and the textures they create which conveys the emotions for me. I love to reveal the layers below with scratching back through the pristine surface, these add to the emotive power of the finished painting for me, like scars each one tells its own story. I work without an expectation of the finished painting, just trusting to chance and intuition, embracing processes which minimises my control I find provides the happy accidents I am looking for.
Like many artists I have always been a maker of things, a passionate scribbler from an early age and a lifelong experimenter with anything and everything that comes to hand, never happy with clean hands or unspoilt clothes. I have a degree in fine art and a masters degree in creative multimedia and love to create imagery in both traditional and digital formats and sometimes a melding of both together. My paintings inhabit the area between abstraction and figuration, I love forms , colours and textures that hint at meaning and yet allow my eyes to dance across the painting and my mind to run free.