I have always worked from the model as part of my practice. I use the
tiny observations to build the drawing or painting; I look at the subtle
changes of light bouncing off the skin, the delicacy of tone. I enjoy the rapid
marks that capture the immediacy and dynamic form of gestural poses.
For over four years I worked every week with one model, Blue. Sometimes we worked on the same
pose for week after week which allowed me to work more deeply than just getting
a likeness. In one series I explored the emotion, in another the composition,
the humanity. Blue understands what I am trying to evoke in my painting, it has
become a two- way exploration with paint and shape. This symbiosis continues in
our life drawing classes with, we work as a team.
On Saturday evening, 21st November 6.00
-9.00pm I am having an exhibition of the paintings in my Studio, 'The Blue Years' to which you are