After concentrating on my wire work and Ink drawings for a while I felt it was time to put brush to canvas. I was in desperate need of some paint creative therapy. So, I bought the largest canvas I could physically carry home on a windy Autumnal day. I love that feeling you get when you unwrap a new canvas: a mixture of emotions: trepidation, excitement, confidence, self belief and uncertainty. With the freedom and opportunity to paint whatever I wanted, I could either choose the familiar decorative and detailed work I felt comfortable achieving, or challenge my processes.
“The simplicity of form, the drama of rich, intense colour, the joy of challenge, and the challenge of endurance… The piece, when it is over, is not what is made, but how it is made.”