Winter going into spring is a great time to paint. Strong sales in January prompted a renewed energy to my painting. I have just completed a set of six new oil paintings for delivery to North East Art Collective in Newcastle. (images on the 'Oil Paintings' page). The ability to move paint around, scrape it back and re apply it to achieve compositional balance of colour and structure remains key. Paint is very physical in its application. "Painting is a performance art with nobody waching" Loose semi abstract is the style I have developed.
New Ceramics page on my web site
I have set up a new web page for my ceramic work. I have put a selection of porcelain crystal fired baubles on. It took all of last summer to perfect the delicate shapes and fabulous crystal effects.
Also in the ceramics category are 'Table Platters' chunky strong stoneware fired pieces raised on feet with cork protection spots to protect polished surfaces. Suited to display fruit or candles on and I'm sure you will think of some other uses. Or just beautifuI on their own.
Coil built pots some with lids have evolved from my seascape paintings. It was a subconsious evolution linking my sculpture and painting. The blue splashed glaze application mimics the movement of the sea while figures on the lids have narrratives relating to myths and fairytales. The stillness of the figures over the moving seas are a metaphore for the calm I seek in a buisy world.