Every artwork I’ve created since leaving art school is united by a relentless illustration of water: in its presence, abundance, absence. As my practice has developed, so too has the imagery through which I have presented my ongoing study into water-related environmental extremes.
My painted bodies of water have filled and risen: thicker marks and more permanent paints have become flooding and over-spilling. From imagination – or exaggeration – in the case of my Overpaintings; to documentary in the case of my Almería, Florence, Venice and Paris works.
Observations on the effects of Venice’s rising bòla (waterline) prompted this new series. Taking a step toward minimalism allows me to focus solely on charting a heightening horizon: each painting with slightly less sky than its predecessor.