A new series of small works on paper is available now! The collection was inspired by the surrounding meadows during 'No Mow May', abstract paintings reflecting the vibrant wildflowers.
All 8 works are now available on my website 'Works on paper'.
2020 Series - Postcards from Isolation
This 2020 series of painted and paper cut collages is a reflection of home and an appreciation of stillness of our homes. The works aim to still time, to slow down, and to celebrate an old-fashioned way of life. Creating more simplicity in our homes, observing nature change with the seasons and bringing the vibrancy of flowers into our homes.
My Postcards from Islolation series invites you to sit down and appreciate materials we all have in our homes. With confined space and a shortage of art materials during lockdown, I started using up old paintings and mixed local clay from my garden into some of the paints to create the texture of pottery. It acts as a reminder to connect to the land, and keep recycling in mind, using materials we already have rather than purchase new materials. The works share snapshots of this simple way of living, harvesting homegrown vegetables and fruit and enjoying a flower garden. Assembling these items and bringing them into your homes to decorate with natural materials.
The Postcards from Isolation collages also show vartaions of ceramics. The composition is imprecise, the perspective flattened, the realism stripped down, and the colour and shapes playful. The relationships between the contemporary and antique, worn surfaces, it's vibrant flowers and blossoms adding colour to the works. Tearing the paper and creating shadows became an organic and creative play of moving shapes around before detemining the final composition.