I am forever interested in how line, texture, colour and even pattern can be inherently symbolic. Currently, I am attempting to visually illustrate emotions by linking these perceptions of colour, line, texture and pattern to different states of being. Nostalgia (purple rain) is one of ten new paintings from my current collection “my synaesthesia“. The Breakfast Club, home made bread, Christmas, the smell of fresh cut hay, rain, snow storms, Prince, Doc Martins, eating ice cream at the beach—all these things flood me with memories. Nostalgia is a little grief, a little rain, a little unrequited love and a little happiness all rolled up together.
How concrete relationships came to be replaced by abstract categories, and why it matters.