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Bird's Eye View

Acrylic on canvas

40cm by 40cm

This was inspired by a satellite photo of Cairo and the river Nile. It caught my attention as it feeds into my interest in disruption of surface and how ‘living’ surfaces evolve and change over time. I saw the image as an ‘abstracted’ view of the surface of the earth which I have abstracted further.

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Suspended

Acrylic on paper

67cm by 75cm

These organic shapes hang in the pictorial space. Their forms captured my imagination and, in allowing my pencil to wander, one of them became a face. For me it raises questions as to what they are, where they are and what they are part of. My personal view is that the best work presents you with mystery and leaves you with questions.

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Coming Together

Acrylic on paper

83.5cm by 74.5cm

This piece is capturing a coalescence of organic masses. It feels very much like a snapshot of the action and that, had I waited, more material would have arrived which would have informed the work further.  

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Unabridged

Acrylic on canvas

60cm by 50cm

This a further investigation of a pastel work which tracked the movement of the pastel over paper to record an exploration of the landscape. The pastel work was made quickly as though the moment needed to be captured in ‘real’ time. Having the information to hand the painting is more considered and allows the viewer to see the scene as it unfolded.

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Emergence 

Acrylic on canvas

91cm by 61cm

Out of the atmosphere came something. As I added more and more red tone to the surface of the painting these forms appeared to be recorded for perpetuity. The drawing is intended to help make sense of the image but in fact add to the mystery. 

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Ore 
Acrylic & pastel on canvas
50cm by609cm

This work is an example of the medium leading the way. It was inspired by a photograph of Australian Iron Ore and explores colour and mark making. Using different consistencies of paint allowed for the elements of chance and uncertainty to play out. 

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Falling Shadows

Acrylic on paper

60cm by 43cm

The dance of the shadows recorded in ‘real’ time. The brightness and heat of the sun are embedded in the painting surface.

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Fragments

Acrylic on canvas

50.5cm by 61cm

This painting was inspired by a pastel rubbing. The colour and the drawing describe fragments of organic material which have floated into view and then suspended in time, to be captured on the canvas.

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Ice
Acrylic on canvas
45cm by 60cm

The inspiration for this painting came from some melting ice in a bucket. It is a ‘living’ surface. The colour and mark making are intended to illustrate the texture and movement of the ice as it gently melts away.