My latest exhibition gave me the opportunity to curate my own art, and create an eye-catching window display highlighting one of my feature artworks, Phoenix.
For my second exhibition of the summer, I was at the Dove Gallery in Winchcombe with fused-glass artist Debbie Smith. As there were just the two of us exhibiting, rather than it being a larger group exhibition, I had the opportunity to choose a wider range of work to display, and to create a real showcase of my art. Debbie and I were also able to create coordinating displays of my abstract paintings with her glass, which complemented each other wonderfully.
My nature-inspired abstract artworks are intended to provoke emotional responses. I use colours, shapes and patterns to reflect the natural world. Abstract art allows viewers to each interpret the work in their own way. I do also like to explain the thinking behind my collections, and what inspired them. I took the opportunity of having space in this gallery to create description labels for each of the collections that I was highlighting, so that visitors could understand more about the artworks and my processes.
Having the wall space of this gallery allowed me to display some of my larger feature artworks that I am not always able to display, alongside collections of smaller artworks. Together this enabled me to highlight the range of art that I produce. If you missed seeing the exhibition in person, then you can catch up on it with the video below.