This talk took place in conjunction with my solo show at Defiance Gallery in July 2012.
The view from above Grindells’ Hut. Working with all materials at hand; as to whether it’s painting or drawing, it doesn’t really matter. This was the second work of the day, not a bad work but I was looking for something bolder, harsher and structurally stronger (words I associate with this particular landscape). The next day I worked with the same general view from a different vantage point…
and this work captured what I was thinking…
‘Gammon Ranges I’ Mixed media on paper, 78 x 109cm
(postscript – Some months later I successfully reworked the initial drawing back in the studio. Days of work with fine sandpaper to get parts of the page back to a pristine state in order to rework a few crucial marks. Many ways to skin a cat I guess.)