I have always felt much more at ease making multiple drawings and paintings. My sketchbooks at college were filled with pages that flowed and linked yet when it came to a final piece I seized up. Maybe it was the pressure.
So now I try and approach my artwork as sketchbook pages; part of a bigger theme not just one statement. One of the themes I return to time and again is the moon. I started drawing it as a development from the circles I was using in my prints; it was the perfect circle; with detail and meaning.
Kingfisher with an exaggerated sunshine that became a motif.
My first moon print, that ended up in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition!
I have printed this design on bags, cushions and limited editions. I love seeing it in different formats, here are some of them:
Now I am dabbling with painting moons, so far just small ones for cards but hopefully soon, some bigger pieces.
Currently available as a card.
Soon to be available as a card!
What do you like about the moon? I find it comforting and fascinating, the way it controls the tides; it makes me feel small but part of nature all at the same time.