Dawn breaking, a wet and luscious meadows hidden away in a secret spot, safely nestled and surrounded by deep dark forest. Flowers emerge – fluid and embryonic. The fertile earth opens up, Warmer weather and light are on their way.
This painting started with me daubing blue over the canvas, channelling a dawn I saw on Brighton beach, where the sky was ink blue and the orange sun peeped through. Layer upon layer of paint and the golden-green meadow emerged. I grew up on a hill and feel more at home with fields than beaches. The flowers were the final addition, inspired by Joan Mitchell and her abstract expressive paintings. I painted intuitively, layering colour fast and freely, letting the paint lead me.
Here is a video showing how this painting started life, watch it here
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas - 1000mm x 700mm