These original, abstract expressionist paintings pair together to form a diptych and have rather intriguing mark making with a vibrant palette making it a perfect statement piece.
Drawing on inspiration from a recent trip to The Whitsundays and North Queensland, 'Sun Glitter VII' expresses my inner feelings of the sun reflecting off the ocean.
Sun glitter is a bright, sparkling light formed when sunlight reflects from water waves and ripples, usually caused by natural movement of the water. Light reflects from smooth surfaces by specular reflection. A rippled but locally smooth surface such as water will reflect the sun at different angles at each point on the surface of the small waves. As a result, a viewer in the right position will see many small images of the sun, formed by portions of the waves that are orientated correctly to reflect the sun's light, in a constantly changing pattern.
Calling on my photography background, I see these sun glitters in the form of 'Bokeh' or a pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur. Having carefully studied the water and sunlight reflections on every trip to the ocean, I build the painting with multiple layers, adding various colours, shiny shimmering elements, dashes, splashes and dancing dots.
To quote Claude Monet - "These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession"
Reflections on water satisfy my obsession for shifting shapes and magical hidden layers and depths. When making my art, I search for elements, structure and places that intuitively fit into 'my reality'. This is why I frequently create imagery that's full of rhythms, colors, lines and most importantly, motion.
This series of paintings creates a gentle feeling of freedom and enlightenment. Viewers often say that they love my paintings because of the richness and depth of the colors plus the texture of the materials I use. I love it when people feel a sense of fascination and satisfaction when my paintings adorn their walls for many years to come.
Every painting is varnished with professional quality artists varnish which gives a protective surface and exquisite sheen that strengthens the colour depth.
These paintings form a pair and are stretched on deep edged 3.5mm traditional kiln dried wooden stretcher bars that sit perfectly on your wall.
The edges are neatly finished, staple free and painted a rich black to complement these paintings.
A diptych comprises 2 separate paintings of the one subject and can be hung close together which highlights the painting which is in two parts but comprising one scene.
Each canvas is 35.5cm (W) x 45.5cm (H) for a total size of 71cm (W) x 45.5cm (H).
Artist Recognition: Showed at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art 2019