Transformations is a new body of work I have been working on since the start of 2017. The work is a reflection on the movement and energy underlying change. While still embracing the qualities of simplicity and light that I value in my landscape and nature paintings, Transformations abandons structure for fluidity; form for the unrecognizable; and control for trust in the unpredictability of the painting process.
By pouring washes of diluted acrylic paint mixed with fluid medium onto my working surfaces, I have created blending, bleeding and swirling interactions of colour. While much of the resulting patterns are left up to the paint itself, mindful placement of contrasting tone and use of negative space serve to ground the momentum in the process and to achieve balance.