as you know I have always worked from the model as part of my practise. I like the subtle changes of light, the delicacy of tones, the tiny observations that build the drawing or painting. When exploring gestural poses I like the rapid marks that capture the immediacy and dynamic of the form.
Weekly for the last three or four years, often with other artists joining me in the studio, I have been working with the same model; this has meant I have been able to go beyond the “what does she look like” part. I am still rooted in the figurative, the representational, but I can explore mood, form, expression, application of paint, scale, and most recently the relationship between the figure and the space around her.This exhibition is the culmination of those years.
here are a selection of paintings from the show...
if you have been looking at the blog most will be familiar to you.
so if you are in Southwold in Suffolk over the next month I hope you can catch it.