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Into the Deep' is a large, abstract collage painting that will be a striking statement piece in any room. The wonderful deep ultramine blue and in this contemporary colour field painting was mixed with artist pigments. The pigments were mixed to a beautiful matte, chalk like finish. Dyed china paper has been carefully layered to add depth as well as lightness to the work.
Artist pigments, paper acrylic, charcoal, pencil and wax pastels.
The deep edges of the gallery wrapped canvas were painted in a complementary blue wash. Hooks and cord are attached at the back of the canvas; it is ready for hanging.
The painting comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Please note that the image of the painting in a home interior are for demonstration purposes and are not to scale.
After a long career in higher education I discovered two new passions in my life in 2006: art and psychotherapy. I retrained as a therapist and have been continuously working towards improving my artistic output ever since that ‘Eureka’ moment. The most obvious connection between these two professions is the preoccupation with emotions. In my therapeutic work I talk about emotions; in my art I aim to translate emotions into visual markers on canvas.
Much of my earlier range of work was influenced by my psychotherapy training; the pieces were concerned with memories and dreams peeling away at them layer by layer. The work that followed were abstract representations of landscapes finding inspiration in the beauty of the outside world: gentle landscapes in the UK, the Arctic Circle, the warm and fiery tones of Mediterranean countryside, dramatic skyscapes and the movement of the sea and the dramatic beauty of flowers.
Viewers often comment on the strong colours that I use in my work. Observing nature offers the inspiration for the vivid greens, magentas and yellows that are frequently found in my work. Try as I might I struggle to work in monochromes – colour always creeps in and takes over. There is a joyfulness to experimenting with colour that is very rewarding for me.
Each of my pieces is unique and takes time to develop. I aim to lend as much ‘feel’ to my paintings as possible, ‘controlling’ the painting as much as possible while also allowing for more spontaneity and risk by applying paint in a variety of ways: smudging, scraping, flicking, squeezing and rubbing paint onto the canvas, scratching paint off and re-starting the process. The process thus mirrors the natural eroding process that happens in the development of landscapes.
My work has been sold to art collectors internationally with many returning customers.
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