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.
I went to Tate Britain last week, easily my favourite gallery. They are in the process of rejigging the space and the collection, and so new pieces were on display. I found a new artist, Marc Vaux, who makes some intriguing paintings about colour and line. They are vast abstract canvases with about two or three hues forming the composition. I also saw a painting by Bridget Riley, Michael Craig-Martin's work and a room dedicated to Damian Hirst which was brilliant. All of which will be very valuable to my research. See the below photographs of what inspired me.