I am absolutely delighted to report that in June 2015 I will be exhibiting, alongside five other artists, a few small works at Rookley Manor during their “Open Garden” weekend for charity in the framework of NGS. Now, June 2015 may seem a long way off, however, I believe the ten months leading up to the exhibition to be necessary considering the brief. All exhibiting artists have been briefed to spend some time in the garden, perhaps sketching, taking photographs or just soaking up the atmosphere and then to produce works as a result of these observations.
The brief for the work at Rookley garden came at the right moment as it connected to my wish to explore again a different and perhaps more spontaneous way of working, which I had abandoned for concentrating on the monochrome drawings. However, for me, making art works in circles. The next step has been to unearth my previous project, a series of paintings I had stored temporarily in the attic with the plan to translate and expand this type of work over the next ten months. This project has, I believe, also something to do with wanting, very much, to feel connected to the nature this Island offers, to my location at this moment in time.
Below are some examples of my earlier work, which I will use as my first point of reference.