6cm x 6cm (two on the left)
6cm x 4cm (the allotment on the right)
Whilst in Lockdown I have been going on an adventure with getting down with my painting style. I like where my drawings are going, I am happy with developments in textile work however now is the time to see where I can take my paintings. For weeks I have been working my way through a series of hours of frustration, elation (if it can all be pulled together) and curiosity as I try different painting surfaces. Textured canvas? I like that for picking up oil pastel marks. Hard board? I can draw on it with pencil easily and it keeps the line.
These paintings here are my favourite so far. I have been working with these colours for years and I am glad they have found their way into my paintings. These were inspired by a feed I follow on Instagram. The photographer takes high contrast photos of buildings, using interesting angles. I see the images and mentally break them down into shapes then begin to paint what I am constructing in my mind. Of course it never translates directly. Sometimes the accident that happens on canvas is better than what I held in my mind.
The above pieces are for sale for the Artist Support Pledge. After I sell £2000 of work I then buy a piece from another artists. It’s artists supporting artists and many of my artist pals are a part of this. I would be so delighted to support one of them and of course, own a gorgeous piece of art that will bring me happiness for years to come.
You can see a portfolio of my illustration, commission and painting work here. If you like the ones featured here please get in touch.