I have finally finished my series of eighteen canvases charting my thought-process-journey. This has been a useful experience in finding out what aspects of painting interests me, what colours work best, the impact of negative and positive space upon a painting and the materiality of paint in conjunction with surface quality. I now want to show the works, hang them together and see them as a unit, a collective, like an archipelago which they reference (the eighteen islands of the Faeroe Archipelago). I also, and quite pettily in fact, want to hang them in order of succession; I want to work out which ones were most successful and put them in that order. This is how the other paintings look in the studio currently (apologies for the poor reproductions, my studio space is a bit of a mess).
Jennifer Letchet Paintings
My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.