My recent series of paintings have built upon my previous body of work exploring my local beach around Seaford and Newhaven becoming increasingly abstracted and acting as a distillation of personal experience.
The shingle beach has become something of an obsession reflecting the patterns, shapes, forms and colours in myriad ways. Paint is spattered, thrown, brushed, diluted and washed over to express different aspects of the sea and the beach and the elements surrounding it.
The hardness of the rocks and cliffs, the softness of the pebbles and sea are contrasted to create different moods, feelings and expressions.
Sometimes objects from the beach are integrated within the overall painted compositions creating multimedia works using elements taken directly from the source of inspiration.
During this period of 'lockdown' the work that has emerged has been concerned with reconstruction and reconstruction cutting into layers of paint to reveal unexpected