My work explores how landscape painting encapsulates time, memory and imagination. The ghosting, fading and interplay of image, space and form all stem from a place of presence and remembrance. Working in thick, textured, layered paint to create an abstract field of colour, which, when resolved, becomes the ground for more referential silhouettes.
Since graduating from Cardiff School of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art I have been painting landscapes, drawn from memory, photographs and imagination. I have been pursuing and observing colours in nature I expected to be too vivid to occur naturally, and this has fed into my work and continues to influence my painting, offering great satisfaction when marks made gesture towards representing this.
The contrast between the sharp edge and the blending or fading to white are intended to represent the contrast between the vagueness of memory and its limitations. Where memory ends and imagination begins. I work only in acrylic paints, which lend themselves very well to the clean, masked lines present in my paintings. The flexible film formed when dry is vital to this process is pliable and easily manipulated regardless of thickness.
I use panoramic proportions emphasises lateral vision placing importance on the nature of time, sharing qualities in both cinema and music. The masking on the horizontal axis frames the painting exaggerating the panorama and limits any sense of above and below directing the viewer to a linear experience.
In September 2015 I was elected as a member of the prestigious National Acrylic Painters Association. An exciting organisation of National and International artists with annual shows throughout the UK.