I painted over some old paintings in the studio recently. After painting figuratively for a few months I have discovered a new style which I intend to pursue in my abstract work. It has definitely opened my eyes to interesting combination of colours and layers which has added a new depth to my work.
I have had a bit of a gap from painting but I now have a studio in Brighton and expanding my practise. Here is one of my first pieces at the new studio. 'Decaying Pear and Dried Roses'- The composition is exactly what the title says, the back drop is a bin bag and the light source is from my iPhone. I am interested in making the undesirable more desirable, using rotting, and dried things with cold artificial light and trying to paint them to look as grand and beautiful as a Dutch master would make a bowl of delicious ripe fruit. The painting is more graphically painted where the light has immediately hit the subject, almost undetectable. There are lots of places to take my work, which I am very excited about.