Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”
~ D.W. Winnicott

 

I love painting, the action of spreading the paint, mixing the colours, the unexpected results that can occur during application.

I have painted in acrylics for 4 years and am now exploring working in oils.

I create images that tell part of a story, or an idea and a feeling. I want to present the viewer with an image that they can interpret. I will select an image, from my extensive photo library, choosing the moments, places or people that have special meaning for me. Then I will deconstruct, reinterpret, relocate, change and alter colours. I may choose an image from the history of art itself and recreate that image in a more contemporary field. I am drawn to concepts of memory, imagination and elements of nature.

I also enjoy working with drawing materials, gouache and collage as a way to explore the different directions the work may take. I enjoy the entire process of creating, and often find that a painting decides where it is going and my task is to respond to the work. This is challenging but the most rewarding.

 

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