I am often led back to subject matter or techniques that I have used before. After a recent trip to Peru, and the time spent in the airport, I was inspired to go back to the 'Crowds' and 'Movement' themes that i had worked on in paintings done in 2014. This time I worked on 3 canvases simultaneously and tried to describe the space, people and dynamic with a more symbolic visual language.
I received a commision to produce a small version of the painting 'Pathways' I had done, and sold in 2014. This inspired me to go back to an earlier theme of work, to re look at it afresh and see how i might interperet this subject a year later. The result was 3 small acrylic on board paintings.
I decided to increase the size of my painting. The resulting diptych became the centerpiece of my stand at the Brighton Arts Fair. The subject matter and composition is a development of the urban crowd paintings I had done; incorporated some new ideas to suggest cctv surveillance.
I created a series of drypoint, collograph and carborundum prints based on sketches and studies that i had done over the year. The series was entitled 'Following Lines', part of my Brighton Arts Fair exhibition.
Whilst sketching urban scenes in London, I was struck by how similar the patterns of marks I was creating to represent the people (moving through the space) were to the shoreline paintings I had been doing previously. This led me to develop some of these sketches, exploring the relationships between these marks.
I continued to produce work inspired by the interactions of 2 ambiguous Bodies. This work became the focus of my first solo exhibition in Brighton entitled 'It Bodies'.