I am very happy to offer studio visits, lets make an appointment and I'll get the kettle on. It's important to see work in the flesh and a visit can give you more confidence when choosing work to enhance your home or office. I am happy to let you reserve work to take home and try overnight in the space you will enjoy it hopefully to years to come.
I do like a coherent and fairly neutral colour palette in my work, alot of the time. Recently though I am getting bolder at chucking in the odd curve ball. It takes an leap of faith to do this, but, you know what, I am a gutsy artist and I am confident that the more I am willing to risk the more I stand to gain.
Been drawn to orange recently, and this gets a lots of positive feedback on my social media feeds.....it is a delightful colour isn't it? Makes me feel alive, happy and positive.
What does it do for you?
Words can help my experimenting and exploring stay on track. Bit like a map. I mean, it is OK to get lost and sometimes it is also really helpful to keep some kind of focus. I am still looking for new territory this way. It helps the work get richer, deeper and more interesting. My tutor at art school use to say "don't show me a drawing until you've done at least 50 on a theme"
So, here, I am working with the contrasts between two kinds of marks - the smooth and the jagged. I write key words on a piece of paper in front of me to refer back to.....often.
Why do i work on a number at the same time?
Sometimes i start pieces on the floor by putting random marks down - here I am using graphite taped to the end of a long stick. I do this so I am less in control of the marks - and this afternoon the sun and shadow joined in giving me something to respond to. The purpose is to loosen up and let the creative juices take over. The less I am worried or in control the better.
My inspiration often comes from outside when I am on a run or walking Ruby. I think the best abstract art has to have some starting points, or some context - well, to be honest, I find it helps me or I get lost in overwhelm with too many possibilities. These lines on a gatepost just caught my eye. I see them as genuine, fresh and authentic marks / lines in the landscape and they reflect the kind of spontaneity I want to come through my work.