My paintings and collages are inspired by a variety
of interests: the exhilaration of playing with colour, texture and
space, working with layering and fragmenting images , and a
fascination with world culture. I believe that collage is the true
Post Modern art form as it embodies all the elements of
Post-Modernism; eclecticism, plucking elements out of their original
contexts and bringing them together in another way and using whatever
material comes to hand!
I love to experiment with a variety of materials to create a
multi-layered rich surface. Materials used may include decorative and
handmade papers, papyrus and other plant-derived material, watercolour, acrylic, printing
ink, cellophane, fabric, ribbon, transparent inks, oil sticks,
coloured pencil, copper foil, string, markers and found objects.
Colour may be applied with brushes, sponges, rollers and scratched
into with twigs, pen nibs and combs to add texture and interest.
I definitely enjoy the process of making something
entirely new out of a few random fragments....and that is the true
spirit of collage!