Janine Hall

X - P1090884

“X’ – Shadows – Graphite on paper, 2019. 42 x 59 cm

My work is about shadows, light and fleeting moments.

I am trying to reach the space I can’t quite see and to do  so in the best possible way. I take an empty space in front of me and weave, shape and conjure marks to change the  space into something new.  The tools I  have are my head, heart and hands … one or other of these leads the way.  The marks change expression through the energy I give to the line from a fineness that comes from holding a breath, a pressure  that digs into the paper and a speed that skims the surface leaving the mark to  chance.

When the process of observing the world  around me, particularly the abstract,  combines with my inner landscape it creates an energy and present moment that  reaches out leaving it’s footprint for all to see.

Read about my practice and see more images of my work on my website. And follow me on Instagram to see my life drawing and my other work.