I have been working very hard this year for a new exhibition.
Starting new work is normally a question of inspiration
and then of course to put that onto paper.
I had decided this year that I wanted to explore
new ways of working.
Now there is less than a week to go before the exhibition starts.
I am really pleased with the work I've produced and am hoping that
visitors will find the work interesting and stimulating.
I have always been drawn to the detail and wanted to look
closely at surfaces and the effects of time.
I love rust on metal, lichen on walls and the effects of water and even fire.
I have done a few pieces on seascapes and landscapes
using techniques I've not used before.
There are four pieces which are directly inspired by the crumbling walls
and frescoes in Venice.
Many of the pieces are built using layers and layers of washes
and then rubbing back even using fine glass paper.
The paint is water colour and I've also collaged with old paper and tissue .
The exhibition starts on Saturday 24th August at Gouarec in Brittany.
Details can be found on the Galerie Tremel site.