The Sea and Me
The title and theme for my 5th solo exhibition at The Castle, Bude was ‘The Sea and Me’
After losing Mum in February, this became a much more spiritual journey of paintings. In fact only one was painted from an actual scene that I had photographed and taken notes on.
The other 20 or so paintings all evolved from a series of markmaking and putting colour in big washes onto a large canvas’s, letting it merge, find it’s resting place and then adding, removing and creating coastal images using the visual library in my memory of my favourite places.
I found this lovely quote that made me feel relaxed about any future art I make and that life does change, throw challenges at you and that you can change direction and it’s OK to do just that.
All art comes from life … Teching Hsieh
The exhibition was greatly received and over half of the work sold. So maybe working under pressure is good for me. Less time to think about it, analyse and listen to my soul and let it speak my art.