The artist year has it's natural rhythms with November and December being very busy with art fairs and orders. January and February are quieter so it's a great time to focus on ambitious new work.
I've been working on these new monotype landscapes for the last month or so. They're on the largest sheet of paper that my printing press can manage (76 x 58 cm). There's something about working at large...
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on a series of lone trees with big skies which is one of my favourite themes. The skies have a particular fascination for me as I observe real sunrises and sunsets in Northumberland. There’s a myriad of colour combinations, constantly changing – even if I just did skies, I don’t think I’d ever exhaust the creative possibilities!
I’m delighted to be able to show you my latest originals and share a video of the making of these monotypes to give you an insight into the process of creation.
If you saw last month’s article, you’ll know that I’ve been working on a series of “ploughed” fields. This has been a favourite theme of mine and one that really resonates with my collectors.
What do you enjoy most about my art work? It seems to me that for most of my studio visitors and online fans, it's the rich colours and textures that are the most compelling aspect.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve turned my attention back to where I began with my monotype landscapes: the “ploughed” field. The simplicity of this composition idea allows me to explore colour and pattern in depth without...