My favourite landscapes are a combination of looking at things from the floor, and then straight up into the sky – the ground leading into a great expanse of nothing. But if you look carefully, there’s lots to be found. This process of looking, allowing yourself to become absorbed by the landscape through mark making, has helped me cope with the last year. Trying to capture every blade of grass and every leaf in view is relaxing, and in searching for details, you discover so much more of the world outside your window.
For me, painting is about hope. Plants are as pleased for the rain as they are for the sun, and a storm is beautiful because within grey skies there are hidden reds, yellows, blues, and all the colours.
I hope my art is happy, sad and hopeful.
Quarantoes acrylic and ink on paper, framed
Size: 67cm h x 58 cm w
Price: £700 contact (please include the title of the work)