Seeing Beneath & Beyond
Sharing how I see the world and bringing joy to the viewer.
The simple everyday becomes transformed in my world.
I see things differently, that’s what I want to show. I want to cause the viewer to pause and reflect. To consider that there may be another way to look at something.
I want to capture a memory, to evoke the feelings we have when we remember those experiences or moments in life. To use colour to create fun, a good feeling.
For some, I start with a portrait or a scene of buildings. I imagine what it would look like in my world - to see the beneath which is the universal feelings that it creates, - the beyond is my vision, my world of design, my play with how things sit in gravity and bold colour.
I want the viewer to stop and take another look. To laugh, or smile and say I have been there, where is that? It is anywhere you want it to be. It is whomever it reminds you of.
Working 'Plein Air' in Italy and here, was an opportunity for me to immerse myself in the grandness of the light and the magnificence of the landscape. Then, back to the studio to translate it all into my language of abstract. And of course my love of wonky!
I try to capture a feeling, an experience in my work. I love texture and the idea of touching art - touching it either with your fingers or just your eyes and working out how it makes you feel or just enjoying it! Maybe deep down I want to be doing sculptures!
Sometimes in a really busy world, with all that’s going on, it's a relief to be able to block it out and try to “see” the quiet. This is what design does for me. The shape and the truth of the line that makes it up
This series of portraits is intended to capture… someone, anyone, you and me; but just as importantly, to reflect a feeling. These feelings, these snapshots in life are universal, be it the hand smack to the forehead, the disbelief of something forgotten, or the ‘skeptic’ waiting for the story you are about to be told…by a child, a partner.