The ‘Shaft of Light’ series explores light and the journey it makes from the sun, illuminating what we see and picking out details in the world. The development of my painting has been concerned with paring back, to leave just the essential components of the composition. I have worked on themes around light and how to depict these ideas with paint, taking me further on my voyage of discovery.
The ‘Wave Lines’ series is a body of painting inspired by the rhythms and cycles of the sea, taking into consideration and reflecting upon the ecosystem and the impact of human activity on the planet.
Continuing to develop the linear aspect of my visual language, the ‘Horizon Lines’ series is inspired by the concept of light travelling through space. It is also an attempt to extend the boundaries of painting by subverting perspective and the manipulation of the eye in traditional landscape painting by placing the horizon as the central motif in the forefront.
‘Redshift’ is a series of variations inspired by the phenomenon (in astrophysics) of redshift, which happens when light seen from an object in space that is moving away is proportionally increased in wavelength, or shifted to the red end of the spectrum. Other paintings shown here relate to the similarity in compositional format and feel of the work created at this time.
‘Blue Line’ is one of the initial paintings to explore the linear aspect of visual language. The bold blue sweep of ultramarine compositionally forms the main section in a painting that utilises the golden ratio. This collection of paintings also explores shape and my interest in curvature of space.