FOR SALE – at present in exhibition – see www.painexhibit.com
Acrylic on Canvas, 120cm x 120cm
From my ‘Pain’ series
Arthritic pain has affected me for most of my life – like a living being crawling over my bones and tissues, invading my body, throwing out it’s tentacles to envelop me. This particular nasty creature lives over my upper spine and affects my upper back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands.
In ‘Bitter Acid’ I have portrayed how I perceive this creature and the pain and difficulty he causes. The gold and red depict me, my flesh and the pain I am in. I am covered with this acidic creature and caught in its painful net.
This is one of a series of four paintings using colour and abstraction to portray how I perceive my pain and it has proved to be very cathartic to spend time analysing pain and transforming it into paint.
Acrylic on MDF board, 100cm x 100cm
I have used abstraction and colour to explain to others how I perceive living daily with the pain and side effects of fibromyalgia and arthritis. Painted in layers, the under layer conceals me and the person I am, this has been covered with layers representing the illness – cloaking me with pain, exhaustion and brain fog. At the centre is my inner self, struggling to come through.
In exhibition – see www.painexhibit.com
Acrylic and Ink on paper, 18″ x 18″
The inspiration for this series are how feelings and emotions are perceived. As a fibromyalgia and arthritis sufferer for over 25 years I hope to portray what it’s like living with chronic pain and exhaustion. Here hidden and visible layers represent how I felt at the time of working.
Inspired by colour, texture and abstraction I am exploring my perception of personal issues and people close to me.
Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 18″ x 18″
Here I’ve used another cropped image from the original paintingand after layering the paint and colours I worked into the paint and marks with gold ink. The image changes as you move around it, concealing parts and revealing others.
I enjoy the process of applying random brushmarks quickly, then working into the marks in fine detail with ink of pencil.
Here I have used the same technique as in Ocean 7 but on canvas.
The results are slightly different but it still works