Chipmunk, mixed media on Khadi paper, 75x55cm, 2011
Acrylic paint on a mixed media background, hints at English flora, with some Japanese influence. In the foreground resides a chipmunk; scratches allow the landscape to become part of the creature.
This painting passed through many varied forms, until I sat back and knew it was complete. I was surprised at the lightness of the piece and felt a sense of acceptance.
There is often a mood or feeling that accompanies the completion of a painting, along with a personal story, and place in my practice. The method is quite active - experimenting with materials and application whilst investigating and indulging in colour. This was made in the Old Police Station, Deptford, London, 2011.