Each work represents a part of my existential journey, capturing a microcosm of the environment with a sense of detail often missing in the fast pace of contemporary life. The subject matter in this series is both the suburban environment and glimpses of my recent travels. My process involves taking photographs, editing and cropping them in Photoshop to create a suitable composition.
These mixed media images are developed using a layering process starting with acrylic glazes and photographic collage. A limited palette of three colours and white is used to achieve subtle combinations of tones and cohesion between the paintings.
Starting with an imprimatur, I copy each photograph in acrylics onto the board and then cut up the photograph and collage sections into the painting. This process allows me to create a sense of depth and ambiguity as the viewer is intrigued by the combination of painting and photography in the same image.
All paintings are acrylic and collage on MDF board18.5x12.5cms.