I continued to produce work inspired by the interactions of 2 ambiguous figures. This work became the focus of my first solo exhibition in Brighton entitled 'It figures'.
I wanted to try incorporating the human form into my work and started looking at images where 2 figures were entwined. This led me to create some paintings inspired by acrobats holding and supporting each other.
I was trying out a new process of composition and image development which involved sketching forms drawn from observation, photographing these and creating a digital image. Then using design software to texture, line and experiment with colour. I would then recreate this digital studies on canvas.
I started adding oil paints on top of acrylic underpainting, to explore how this might change the image. The work continued to be based around objects in water.
I started experimenting in the studio, combining elements taken from sketches and images from photographs to create a visual collage of a place and mood. I produced a series of small paintings on paper inspired by structures on water with this method.
The first painting I made when i started painting again more seriously is titled 'Cannot pass'. It is an abstract composition inspired by a series of photographs I had taken of a blocked Victorian tunnel. Mixed media on paper.