Walking in all weather, exploring memory and our emotional response to both place and the patterns and textures of the natural world. The transient quality of the organic shapes is juxtaposed with areas of complex layered pattern evoking a dialogue between form and colour. Painted in oil but using texture and pattern to create rhythm, the work is sensual and tactile, inviting the viewer to a conversation but leaving space for you to form your own emotional response rather than being didactic in its approach.
Each painting starts by painting several coats of gesso on to the surface of the canvas and adding textures using a variety of mixed media. When starting to paint I build layers, starting with Acrylics and then moving on to Oils for their rich depth and purity of colour.
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