My work creates a painting effect that gives the impression of 3D and appears raised from the canvas trompe l'oeil, When you look at my work and walk towards or away from it the eye creates an illusion of movement.
My rules when working :
I do not measure the distances between each line drawn.
Although mixed the colours I use are not developed to see how they react next to one another before using them.
The order of colour is not pre planed in any way, I am interested in colour relationships and how colours react when placed next to each other.
When painting the lines I do them in the strict order e.g. red, yellow and blue repeatedly going around till I meet the line before the starting point.
As I do not know at the start if the colours will match up, the order could finish out of sequence.
People who have viewed my work have given me a number of different view points :
One said it had “ A mesmeric hypnotic quality making their eyes dance, challenging there senses”.
Another said my work was "reminiscent of energy fields, like patterns of iron filings around a magnet”.
2011 Signature art Awards, Painting