A first sneaky peek into the artwork I'm creating for my next exhibition at the end of April! A rugged, rocky seascape filled with oodles of texture. I'm loving it! Rather like being at the coast, it is such a calming theme to work with. It's positively therapeutic and with these pieces, like much of my work, it's all about the tiny details. The bit I really really love.
This is a very good taster of what to expect at this show. Along with Shirley Kirkcaldy's wild, dramatic seascapes, expect lots more like this. Our multi-dimensional exhibition will feature stories of the ocean, wild flora, moody blues and unique perspectives of our glorious coastline. A story of coastal nature. This project is so exciting and I always enjoy a collaboration, especially with an artist whose work I love. Merging and exchanging creative ideas, styles and vision can bring a whole new level to an exhibition of art and enables a story to be told on so many more levels. Exciting indeed.
Interestingly, as I'm creating this, my thoughts keep turning to my garden as a child. Like most gardens in the seventies, we had a rockery!!! Everyone had a rockery! I used to adore the sweet little 'baby' plants peeking through the cracks, in so many shades of green and turquoise, often with scrummy little flowers peeping out. I think this is where my love of succulents began!
I will continue to keep posting snippets such as this, although as always, I'll be keeping the big reveals for the show!
As you can see from one of Shirley's seascapes here, we are working with a fresh muted palette and our pieces are working together beautifully. To see more of Shirley's work, here's a link to her website www.shirleykirkcaldyart.com
'Fusion' opens on the 30th April at Harbour House in Kingsbridge, Devon. I'll be giving more detailed information out over the coming weeks.