With this new work, earlier marks and forms have become central to the painting instead of being one of many. More importantly the forms begin to ‘speak’ with each other. As I stood in front of a large, soft blue form I had just painted, I clearly felt a kind of sadness. I was not feeling sad, so this was exciting. As shapes move around the canvas I find that like people, some forms want to be beside each other, some do not. Here editing and sacrifice come in to play.
In some pieces I’ve used obvious line as separation to explore visually how each of us sees things from our own perspective. In other paintings line is used to express not only movement and the substance of something but also to suggest what might have been there before. It’s similar in a drawing when you see the pencil marks of positioning that have been left in. There is a suggestion of calm, atmospheric space surrounding textured, vibrant colour in this series.
Bring your own experience to view these paintings and see how form (and line) speak to you.