Abstracted Landscape…further experiments in texture.

A few more images to share from my visual diary on my continuing journey through abstracting the landscape. A focus on texture and layering with a few exciting breakthroughs. I'm starting to think that homemade and found objects create far more interesting textures than traditional tools. I'm quite fascinated by black lines; whimsical, directional, so... Continue Reading →

Solace in Surface Design

When both inspiration and energy are low, I turn to design for solace, choosing motifs to layer from the familiar and the beauty around me. I have always loved the designs of William_Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) British textile designer, and been heavily influenced by the motifs, pattern and gilding of the Art... Continue Reading →

Toward the Tararua Ranges

This pastel study uses both wet and dry  pastel blending.  My aim was to produce a quietly toned piece that echoes the calmness I find in the landscape of the ranges.  In such changing times the ability to look towards such beauty, in all it's strength and solidness, is both reassuring and grounding - I... Continue Reading →

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