Behind the scene
All of my artworks are created in my studio at Cotgrave. My daily routine is quite simple. I wake up in the morning, do a short meditation and plan day ahead or execute what was planned a day before. While I am painting I listen to music that influences my emotions and help to work with the piece.
Days I enjoy the most are those when I get to experiment and create something without a finished vision in my head. I just follow my intuition and work until I am happy with marks I created.
Participating in a local art fairs is a wonderful occasion to present my work to a bigger audience. It is always so rewarding feeling to see all of the artworks display on the wall. During the small events its harder to present bigger pieces hence I make sure I have a good selection of small size paintings. If a customer likes my style then its easier to present my work at my own studio when they can be displayed.
I remember during the developing stage of my project in the collage I loved experimenting with different media, textures and tool. While painting my recent abstracts I can fully focus on painting emotions and freedom of mark making process.
Polyfilla,gesso, sand are some of my favourite media which I like to add to the painting. All of them create unique layers which surprises me every time.
My sketchbook is a must to take every time I go away. Once I find a place that I want to stay longer at I take my sketchbook out to sketch all that I find interesting.
Later on these sketches are used as my materials or references for my next paintings.
I have weakness towards turquoise in all shades possible hence I just had to create few artworks that could bring the essence of the colour.
When I start a new painting I have a general idea of a feel I want the painting to have however I don't know what the outcome is going to be. Emotions are influencing my choice of colours and the amount of texture.
I start applying the paint and play with marks and tools to create interesting marks on the canvas.
Its a fabulous journey to see how the final result starts to reveal itself.
Once the background is completed I am ready to start working with the palette knife, paper towels, sponges or even fingers. I love experimenting with different media and different tools. The less control I have the better the outcome.