An ongoing fascination for me is the experience of visiting art galleries: experiencing art 'in the flesh', discovering and revisiting favourite paintings, the process of viewing, people-watching in galleries, seeing pictures within pictures, making links between art from different times and places.... all these things feed into my work and will continue....
Here are a few paintings made recently. These are all acrylics on Fabriano paper. I work in expressive layers, finding, rediscovering and editing, improvising. I am working in a quite limited range of colours. It has been helpful for me to look back on old sketchbooks featuring abstracted figures in acrylics. These books date back over the past few years and continue to be a good resource for me. I am convinced that sketchbooks are my most valuable resource when considering new work. Although I do a great deal of looking, research and reading. Sketchbooks are what you make of them, of course. So I continue to invest time and consideration into pages, and experiment freely, and work at the pages, keeping ideas fresh as well as vigorous.
'figures in a gallery'