Abstract Artist - Abstract Statement
|Seasons Fall 5 - 2011||
I have recently started to introduce a high gloss finish, which works for me in two ways. Firstly, it gives the paint beneath a much richer and more vivid finish, and secondly, it produces a vaporous reflection where the viewer can see and incorporate themselves into the image, bringing us back to observing, experiencing, interpreting, storing and reflecting. Now the viewer can exist as part of the work – as well as identify with the atmosphere and character the painting seeks to capture. By doing this, I have broken away from the more traditional methods or sea and landscape art and ventured further into the abstract.
The Abstract paintings are more elemental and aim to open up new ways in which we consume our surroundings. And like all my work, they are created to be defined by the viewer and to present the chance to explore.