COLOUR MY WORLD SERIES (Abstract)
**New (Oct/Nov/Dec 2008) is my Semi-Abstract Series called "Colour My World" (see statement below) Inspired by my long country walks this year and how the seasons change & bring colour to my own world. Influenced also by my love of Stained Glass and the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The first 11 in this series are reserved for an exhibition tour (currently at Bournemouth) however, these pieces are may still be available for sale so please contact me if you are interested in one of the reserved pieces**
My Art Nouveau Inspired Room is a reflection of my love of all things from this period in history. I love the wonderfully swirling shapes and the real feel of softness & decadance to designs from this era. My favourite artists from this period are Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt and Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Below is My Personal Statement for the "Colour My World" Series;
Hot yellow warms my face
A cool blue dances through my hair
Through gently swaying gold I stroll.
Shades of green lay out before me
Soon to be cloaked in rusty red and brown
Followed by a sparkling crispy white.
I feel lifted, strong and alive again
And I know these are just a hint of the colours in my world.
In this series of work I am exploring how the ever changing seasons colour my own world. Using the stark contrast of both subtle and bold colour, along with shapes and flowing lines to create my visions. I have taken inspiration from the soft, swirling shapes reminiscent of designs of the Art Nouveau movement, one of my favourite periods in history. The colours used in the beautiful stained glass work by Louis Comfort Tiffany were also an influence in creating my paintings.
Colours fill my world, and in nature and our surroundings this becomes more evident to me throughout the changing seasons. However, I believe that colours fill us not only on a visual level but on an emotional level too, we don't just see colours but we also feel them and express them. I hope my creations bring colour to your world too.