Studio

2011. Oil on canvas. 72" x 60"

Studio II

2011. Oil on canvas. 72" X 60"

Chains

2011. Oil on canvas. 72" x 60"

Pink Big

2011. Oil on canvas. 72" x 60"

Corner window

2011 - 12. Oil on canvas, 60" x 54"

Yellow Landscape

2011. Oil on canvas

Chair

2011. Oil on canvas

Woodwork

2011.Oil on canvas.

Red Head

2012. Oil on canvas. 22 x 20 inches. Private collection.

Alliance

2012. Oil on canvas.

Bracelet

2012. Oil on canvas.

Pearls

2012. Oil on canvas. 60" x 48"

Short Cuts

The paintings in Short Cuts, are based on collages and use material drawn from mainstream print media. Through the process of manipulation and translation I am able to consider the disorienting nature of space and how backgrounds, either natural or constructed, are used to evoke meaning and mood.
In the resultant compositions most of the figurative elements have been removed and the unseemly juxtapositions of the disrupted settings, displaced objects of beauty and evocative textures result in disorienting yet familiar scenarios. The cuts themselves preclude the seamless seduction of advertising. The highly saturated colours, inconsistent depths of field and variety of locations in these compositions embody a lack of cogency, intentionality and are further undermined by illogical positioning and placement. Almost indiscernible snippets of hair and fabric infect the otherwise ‘clean’ abstract surfaces.