Tuesday 18 July 2017
I visited Hebden Bridge open studios last weekend and really enjoyed the 'artistic vibe' that was going on there. At the end of the day, I came across an artist called Anna Gibson whose work was just the kind of work that I am striving towards - on the line between landscape and abstraction and very evocative. So I was inspired to come back to the studio and continue working towards this goal. Only one or two of the images that I produced were anywhere close to that line but the others had value in their own right I think. Sometimes I have to allow myself to go through a transition from the realistic painter that I have been previously, to the semi-abstract painter that I hope to be. Here are the small pieces which are mostly oil paintings with a couple of acrylics as well.