If Colour is Emotion Texture is Truth
I take black and white abstract photographs and then add acrylic paint ,print off on paper and add water colour building up layers of colour and texture.
The Men Who Watch
The Men Who Watch series is based on black and white photographs I took with my first camera in the mid sixties hence the haircuts at a football match.
I have printed off the photographs on paper used watercolour and then reprinted as giclee prints.
The Men Watch - all eyes focused . I think it works in both blue and black.
The Men Gather Under Stormy Skies- depicts men looking forlorn into red angry skies ,done during Brexit and the Australian fires
but unfortunately it really could be any time where conflict and environmental issues arise.
Who's That In The Red Jacket- the dangers of standing out from the crowd have also called this Dare To Be Different
Fading Memories - old photographs recall memories from a long time ago , hard to remember at times
Vietnam Waits- A trip to Vietnam recently sees a country undergoing vast economic development but loosing a lot of its charm and culture
In The Beginning
If colour is feelings, texture is truth.
My mixed media artwork begins with black and white photography, where detail and composition are drawn from abstract landscapes. I am fascinated in using colour throughout my work. Each process that I apply is layered,slowly building up, from the application of photo dyes, digital printing as well as acrylic painting, a physical texture and emotive depth is hopefully the final outcome.
Limited edition giclee prints are available of these ensembles