Shadows Reflections – Graphite on paper, 2018. 84 x 59.3 cm
My practice appears to come from the Japanese literary style that believes the truest representation of the searching mind is to ‘follow the brush’ or in my case ‘follow the pencil’, drawing and developing ideas across shadows, light and fleeting moments. I take a concept and carry it across other materials when an idea allows.
I enjoy discovering and creating tensions that change the space on the canvas or paper and find nothing better than getting lost in the painting/drawing and being surprised by the outcome when I come up for air… not just in the finished piece but in how the process has led to new thinking. Chance and balance play a big part in how the work develops