This series of work is called 'Into The Light'
It has been developing over the last three years and is inspired by our relationship with the universe and the elements within it....the idea of energy, space, time and existential inquiry.
Some people see other worlds.
Some see landscapes either physical or emotional.
Some get a visceral response.
This work uses the abstract mark-making of watercolour painting and mono-print techniques with bold, precise application of metal leaf and 24ct gold. I'm exploring the notions of spirituality, healing and humanity through the materiality of light and scale.
I create tension between the perfect and imperfect and I am perpetually drawn to surfaces that shine. When the luminosity of a metallic surface meets the eye, our pleasure sensors are activated and energised.
These paintings constantly communicate with you on their own terms, revealing a life beyond the two dimensional surface.
Gold’s particular glow has entranced the pleasure sensors of the human race for millennia and has become an ongoing theme in my work. The Egyptians revered it as a magical healing element sent from their god, The Sun. Equally, Christian iconography, from the middle ages to modern times, uses gold to depict the ‘light of God’ and enables the viewer to consider what they are seeing in a spiritual sense.
My work is available at The Courtyard Gallery, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, Brightwater Gallery, Alnwick, Northumberland and Artisan & Co, Teguise, Lanzarote.
You can contact me for a studio visit to come and see further work. or to talk about commissions.
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