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2022

The smaller abstracts were produced in bursts of necessity to loosen up. Working figuratively can cause my painting to become too tight and laboured. In order to have a looser approach I like to produce abstracts that I work on consecutively alongside. Allowing the looser markmaking to influence and inform my figurative painting.

These large scale paintings are based on the idea of repetition and deliberate gesture. The use of layers explores translucency and opacity. I’m excited by the new colours created as several overlay each other. I am also investigating obscuring colour by using neutral colours over the top. These appear white but are actually very pale pinks, blues, purples.

The overall composition of each painting owes a lot to improvisation with each mark adding to the rhythm of the painting.

I wanted these paintings to have two lives, I painted layers of ultraviolet paint that show in blue light, creating a different way to see the painting.

The Drip, Drip, Drip of Post Covid 100cm x 150cm 2022

Asemic

Just Wanna Drink Coffee 60cm x 85cm 2022

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2021

In this body of work, I wanted to manipulate paint to gain a better understanding of its qualities. Researching its opacity and translucency.

On completing each set, I found that I already had an idea for the next palette and also the marks I wanted to explore.

I used 12 pieces of 350gsm watercolour paper measuring 10cm x 10cm. The exact same palette for each painting, the paint applied in a variety of ways. The majority of them I painted in emulsion paint that I sourced from the recycling centre.

Al Dente - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 1

Al Dente

Hyogo - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 5

Hyogo

Naranja 1- Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 5

naranja 1

Popsicle - 30cm x 30cm Giclée Print (7)

Popsicle

Roller Skate Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm 9

roller skate

Her Indoors_Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper __10cm x 10cm 11

her indoors

Creo - 30cm x 30cm Giclée Print - 5

Creo

Knip Too. Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 11

Knip Too

Pense - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 12

pense

Preponderance - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 10

Preponderance

Revial Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm 12

Revial

Elbow - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 4

elbow

Dave Loves Disco__Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper __10cm x 10cm 10

Dave Loves disco

Loose Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm 10cm 8

loose

Pintura Azul - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 4

Pintura Azul

Red Contained - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 6

red contained

Same Boats, Different Seas - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 12

Same Boats

Denke - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm 2

Denke

Naranja - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 12

Naranja

Plage Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm 10 4

plage

Resuscitate - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm - 11

resuscitate

When Elton Met Freddie - Emulsion and Acrylic on Paper 10cm x 10cm 3

when elton met freddie

Digital Paintings

These digital paintings are an extension of my large-scale paintings. I am exploring repetition and deliberate gesture. It is intuitive to a certain extent but each palette is carefully considered.

Based on things that I have seen or experienced. The digital work varies from the physical paintings as most of the palettes are informed directly from nature.

I am continuing to explore the translucency and opacity of each colour.

It is a kind is asemic writing, as with the paintings there is an idea of letters but there isn’t any.

All of this work will be available as limited edition gicleé prints.