TAKE THREE LINES
Contemplative and Sculptural: Take Three Lines
The content within my signature shape veers from the energy and exuberance of mark making to the quiet contemplation of a straight line.
Although I had been painting for many years it was Paris 2013 during a study trip,that I was immensely moved by a painting of a geometric shape which contained a softness that is not usually associated with abstract geometry. Whether it was the colour, the shape, or the line I am not sure, but the combination of all elements led me to think more deeply about what that shape meant to me. Firstly it reminded me of how geometry had once filled my mind with dread, yet somehow this shape began to reveal itself as something else. Flight, freedom, containment, and sanctuary were words which floated around my head like a mantra. I then had to figure out how to translate those thoughts to paper. I cast my mind back to the early nineties when I had been greatly influenced by Santa Fe artist Carol Anthony. It was through her guidance I was able to move forward with my work at that time. So reaching back, and looking at the work I produced then, I was able to move forward with what I now call my signature shape. To take three lines and create something exciting in infinite ways I find truly wondrous.
Since 2013 my work has been exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017, 2015, 2014