New Paintings and Inspirations
'Daysailers' inspired by the floating pinks of the rhododendron petals, anchored like ships in a harbour, I loved the cools, greens and pinks all working in harmony.
I am loving working with reflections at the moment, it is a complex process of layering and observing which is exhilarating and exhausting!
'Daysailers' was created from a photo shoot which I completed in March of the this year while at Cotehele National Trust, Cornwall.
MATTERS OF THE HEART
'Matters of the heart' is the first painting completed for an upcoming exhibition in spring 2020, in recognition of winning the Royal Arts Prize Visitor Choice Award 2019 along with artist Jo Holdsworth.
While on a photo shoot at the stunning Pentillie Castle and Estate, the still waters of the pond created an amazing reflection, the reds of the azaleas bringing flashes inspiration.
My inspiration is driven by walking through the landscape. As each painting takes many weeks, I take hundreds of photographs and sketches during a site visit, placing myself as if I were painting in situe and capturing the light naturally using no filters. I want to be able to come back to the studio still breathing and seeing all the nuances that have captivated me.
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