I’m excited to present to you a new series on canvas! Following the announcement about another month long lockdown in the UK to reduce the spread of COVID, I managed to bag myself a studio space pretty last minute. This means that I’m now able to work on larger scale pieces. After experiencing some of the strangest months as a result of the virus I’ve been ready to get completely lost in my painting, and that’s the theme for this series. 

ESCAPISM

Photograph of studio showing the process of painting gradient backgrounds

All of my work explores colour and how it can be used as a tool to heal and feel certain emotions. When I paint I often get lost in the colour, the work, and the process which was the basis for this series. I often use Pantone colour cards when selecting colours so that I can see how they will work together.

Mixing palette with colourful acrylic paint
Painting progress showing paintbrush covered in pink acrylic paint

A lot of the ideas for this collection were quite abstract too. I wanted to create other-worldly vibes, hence the use of certain shapes and forms. I love adding a collage element to my paintings too; so in this series its come in the form of leaves. I’m not quite sure of the significance of these but they felt right. 

Showing painting progress in the studio
Abstract painting series in the studio

My process is often governed by what ‘feels’ right so for me its a very intuitive process. This is something that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately! Although I am inspired by the world around me, I do not use reference material when I paint. A lot of the time I am just sitting around waiting for the work to flow from the subconscious. 

Paintbrushes in pot infront of painting

To see the full collection click the link below and please give me your thoughts and feedback 🙂

Thankyou

ELSEWHERE SERIES