My Parallel Journeys

I absolutely adore intense vibrant colour! I’m developing a series at the moment called ‘Fantasy Land’ it’s super colourful, full of intense, vibrant colour explorations, somewhat abstract/surreal but I tend to describe it as contemporary expressionism as it’s my escape from reality and interestingly parallel to this I have my ‘Artists Diary’ where I bare my soul with my raw truth and pure emotions. ‘Fantasy Land’ appeared almost from nowhere, it was an escapism from the darkness I was submerged in, a place I could go to, where there were no rules, where the subconscious creativity took over and the process of creating without intention or planning was autumnal. I didn’t need to think, I was taken away in a state of meditation where nothing else existed but the creative realm I was immersed in.

I see things reveal themselves within the colours and draw into them with no real preconceived composition or subject. I have loose sub categories such as animals, hummingbirds, floral, elephants, etc for inspiration and because they are all things which I love and in my ‘Fantasy Land’ I want it to be full of love and happy imagery and joy. My aim is to develop the watercolour series to large scale canvases using alcohol inks to create similar effects as the watercolour paintings but hopefully more vibrant and even more intriguing with the bleeding and blending of colours and textures and intricacies I’m able to create with a larger scale. Surreal in what appears to me in the imagery I see within the colour explosions I create, expressive in my cathartic process of creation. Hopefully forming a stunning realm of ‘Fantasy’ and escapism not only for me but for the viewer also.

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