Anemonie

'I want the viewer to have the experience that is beyond that of the image in nature; therefore, the scale of my work is important. By enlarging the scale, the nature of the subject is intensified, and enables the viewer to become surrounded by the beauty of the subject.'

'I often work from photographs translated onto a large-scale canvas. The focus is then increased to enable the viewer to be surrounded and drawn into what becomes an abstract concept of colour and shape.'

'The subject is intensely studied to identify the form and movement derived from the use of colour. My interest ranges from capturing the delicacy of a petal or feather while also showing the strength within the subject; this is then emphasized by the background where a minimum distraction is sought.'

The canvases range in size but start from 30x30 inches increasing to 50x70 inches for some of the later studies. The medium is oil built up in layers over a number of weeks to create a vivid and translucent finish.

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