S2: Abstraction & folk horror

Following on from the work using techniques developed by Joan Eardley, I attended a workshop also focused on abstraction this time around the work of Peter Lanyon. This follow-on took up my renewed enthusiasm for a more expressive use of paint as well as focusing more intently on composition. A few points of learning and… Continue reading S2: Abstraction & folk horror

S2:The empty chair

Chairs have featured in my work of late. This has grown out of the focus on interiors that merge with the wild or natural world and the recent work have done with a doll’s house around the theme of entropy. The chairs seem to be proliferating! What follows is a reflection on their presence and… Continue reading S2:The empty chair

S2: still life landscape

I’ve been playing around with placing domestic chairs in different landscape contexts. I’ve been collecting dolls’ house chairs (junk shop buys etc) and using these as references to insert into paintings of the Cornish landscape. Conceptually, this accords with the recent ‘inside-outside’ theme, dissolving boundaries between inside (home) and outside spaces as part of a… Continue reading S2: still life landscape

S1: No Sightlines in Folk Horror

Folk Horror is often a form of arboreal myth-making, where the trees become a barrier that curtails sightlines; working against Rennaissance perspective. Folk Horror landscapes are sentient and agentic. Trees. Boundaries. Create visual and territorial barriersthat are purposed towards limiting human reach and agency. As in The Witch with its cold grey misty palette and… Continue reading S1: No Sightlines in Folk Horror