I have decided to indulge my fascination with texture. I use whatever feels right at the time, pieces of paper, material and whatever else catches my imagination. I have been having such fun and look forward to where ever my new journey in this style takes me.
My new works are full of texture, depth and colour and my new pieces are all abstract in nature.
A lot of these pieces have been painted on recycled timber. I love to recycle wherever I can and I use pieces of found driftwood and old pieces of furniture. I also use pages from old books, pieces of material, broken zippers and whatever odd pieces I discover.
The other day I was browsing through images of some of my earlier art works.
In particular, it was interesting to review my early abstract pieces. Two in particular still stand the test of time.
Red Beach Towel, Yellow Bikini
This piece was a tribute to the beach culture of the Gold Coast. The saying goes that ‘Life is a Beach; all you need is sun, sand and sea.
This piece was done as a tryptic and was painted in oil and was my very first attempt at abstract.
My second attempt at abstract was a diptych. Caged Music was painted in oil and was an exercise in texture. I remember the fun I had fun finding all sorts of materials to build up the texture of the painting.
Both of these pieces were sold and I hope the owners are still enjoying them.