These 4 small paintings (40cm x 40cm) might give a new beginning for a body of work dealing with structure, colour and space. At the moment it is an ‘independent abstract process’ which is not relating to the outside world. This might change when I am back in Lanzarote where I would like to engage with a specific project on the island’s architecture. Here I am exploring water-based colour (acrylic, gouache, water-colour, household paints) on canvas; it used to be oil on canvas. I find this ‘new process’ exciting. I scrape the paint onto the surface with different tools. Then I work into the layers of paint and define a structure which holds the ‘spaces in place’. Bright colours are used to lift my soul.
The Russell Gallery is exhibiting three of my large new paintings and two smaller paintings during the summer.
I think this summer group exhibition looks very well in the space, have a look yourself when your are in the area (New Quay, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare).
American artist Frank Sanford took part in a 3 day – Abstract Painting Workshop at New Line Studios. Here are some images of the three days.