"Cool Breeze", watercolour on collage, 80 x 104cm, 2010.
This exhibition offers something different to my usual fare, although I hope, still recognizable as being from my hand.
I have been experimenting with building up the surface of my painting with watercolour papers, tissue, mulberry, hemp etc, (to create a textured surface) on which I am using watercolour. It, of course, creates its own set of problems, but I believe the end result is worth the extra hassle. I have also started to use figures in my work. Not much of a revelation I know, but something I have been wanting to do for some time. I must say, both of these introductions have offered something new to my work which, I hope, will be welcomed by all who see the show.