Having produced lots of new drawings based on walks in the East Sussex landscape, the results have been seeping into my larger works.
This connection has been important as I build a new collection of paintings based on the theme, 'A Walk Towards the Heath'. I am very excited to be creating a body of work directly informed by my drawings from a variety of spots in the Lowland Heath, in North Chailey.
Creating first hand studies of the plants, trees, grass etc in the past month has been so exciting, especially as Spring has been changing the landscape so quickly. These observations from my walks and drawing sessions feature, bamboo leaves, unfurling ferns, opening flowers and new growth which have impacted the type of marks I have been making, as well as my choice of colour palette. I have noticed greens and pinks have become more prominent colours. Here are some recent images of the developments taking place!