Process for Progress

It is three weeks since I hung my first solo show, This Shimmering Space. Thank you to everyone that attended the Private View, sent messages of support, bought a painting and have generally just given so much encouragement and support so far - thank you!

Since then I have attended the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at The Royal Academy, and also the private view of local stone carver, Paulien Gluckman. It was interesting to browse through Paulien's beautiful sketchbooks and see the thought process involved in bringing one of her sculptures to life. This led me to think about my own research patterns and process and in the end, I decided that I probably talk about my work better than I can write about it.

Please forgive the umms and errrs and overall clunkiness - particularly at the start and finish. The whole thing is just over 9 minutes, so it might be worth putting the kettle on beforehand.

Take a look at the finished paintings here.

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” - Picasso.