Cerulean Dreams 2008
Collection of Recent Paintings at The Barbara Stanley Gallery, February 2008
The title of this collection of recent paintings ‘Cerulean Dreams’ helps to conjure up, simply in words, what I am setting out to achieve in my work.
I want to create living, tactile paintings, that maximise the power of colour and bring out the full physical qualities of the paint itself.
The subject matter (being the starting point and framework for my paintings) needs to have as much freedom and opportunity for experimentation as possible. I have used conventional ‘in the moment’ perceived scenes as well as scenes from the subconscious ie dreams and thoughts, all in the one composition. This keeps me challenged as a painter and continually allows me to develop my personal language of paint, as well as keeping the paintings vital and charged with the energy of life.