Semi-abstract paintings in pastel inspired by the landscape and based on location sketches, reflection and memory.
My painting practice and study of art has been interwoven with family life and earning a living and in 2008 I was able to paint full-time. I have participated in Open Studios since 2011.
I am intrigued by the contrasts I find in the landscape between fragility and resilience, wildness and constraint, transience and the passing of time, and how these aspects also relate to human experience. The inherent fragility of pastel contrasted with the bold marks and rich shimmering colour it can produce echoes my exploration of these themes.
I prefer to work intuitively drawing upon memories, sketches, studies and imagination so that the work gradually evolves and I am aware of an ebb and flow process during which I keep an open mind about the direction the work will take.
A sense of connection to the work is vital throughout as I find the rhythm and balance of colours, shapes, and marks that convey the essence of my idea.
Fine Art / Painting
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