I believe that a large part of abstract painting is problem solving. Thirty years as an advertising art/creative director defines my process; a journey through a number of possible ideas, until one finally reveals its potential. I start each painting with large, loose areas of colour, slowly defining the shapes and values by building textured layers, each with more detail than the previous. This process reflects the way advertising layouts are developed where additions or changes in in any part of the work has an impact on the all the others, and solving one design problem often creates others, until a balanced result is finally achieved.

I am influenced by the places I’ve lived and worked – South Africa, Saudi Arabia and England – attempting to capture the colours, textures, architecture and social complexities of these places. I work in acrylics on a variety of grounds, my preference being hot-pressed watercolour paper, which is slightly absorbent, but allows the paint to be moved over the surface with relative ease.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Explorations into a variety of techniques and styles influenced by the Covid-19 lockdown experience

A series prompted by plastic and other rubbish floating in the Red Sea

These works explore the impact of urbanisation on how we live and relate to our environment.

A collection of pieces for sale for £200 or under as part of the #artistsupportpledge. Scroll down to see how it works.

About the #artistsupportnetwork

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists around the world have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support, gallery work and exhibitions. As a result sales have all but disappeared.

In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress @matthewburrowsstudio has instigated the #artistsupportpledge

The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work to sell for no more £200 and every time the artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to buy another artist's work for £200.

The gallery below contains the works I am selling as part of this initiative, to purchase a piece, please complete the Enquiry Form and I will get back to you right away. Thank you.

Buy in support of #artistsupportpledge

 

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