About My Art
I have no particular style. I love to be experimental and try lots of different things. My work is dependant on my mood and what has inspired me recently. In the last few years I have concentrated mainly on floral abstracts, but I also enjoy seascapes, simple landscapes, and work based on patterns.
My work is usually done in acrylic and chromacolour paint. I enjoy mixed media, and occasionally add string, hessian, sand and gold thread for interest. I often add texture to all or part of the board (or canvas) before I start to paint. This is usually tissue paper or sand. My colours are usually bold and bright. I use colours to match my mood a lot of the time.
I have just had a studio built on the side of my house. It is wonderful to work in there. One end is a conservatory so there is plenty of light. I work in there unless it is very warm, when I work in the garden. I get very annoyed with the winter months when there is limited natural light. I am very much a summer person. I think this is reflected in my style of painting, whatever the theme.
I am specializing in contemporary floral works at the moment. Some are on Mini Gallery, but I have moved a lot to my own website. roz-artz.co.uk I also have these available as prints and greetings cards.
I am also currently working quite a lot with Art Textiles. I love texture, and am very inspired by different fabrics and ways they can be manipulated. I enjoy dyeing fabrics,printing them, heating, melting and altering the surface. I enjoy working with fabrics and with more traditional Art materials together. Really mixed media!
I am inspired by many different artists. You can see influences of Van Gogh and the Impressionists in my work. I love Monet, Pissarro, Cezanne, Klimt and Georgia O'Keefe. I enjoy ethnic art, especially aboriginal works. I am also very fond of the architect Gaudi.
I also do a lot of photography. Some I use as reference or inspiration for my paintings. Some I play with in Photoshop, and have produced some interesting ideas working this way.