My texta works tell a different story. I had been in the bush for a while by myself and had used up all my resources. I found a packet of textas. I used these to create my first texta work. It was made out of necessity.
The texta work gave me a freedom to look at form and composition. I had to find a way to simplify and enhance. The medium allowed me to delve into my love of pattern and complicated space. Conflicting harmonies even kaleidoscopic structures appeared.
I use landscape as the structure on which to realise my daily perceptions about the world we share.
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My drawing practice is paramount to my visual art practice. I make many, many drawings as studies and ideas for other work. Inevitably the texta drawings become works in their own right. They are the final works.
The discovery of texta pens has allowed me to work through structures and colour ideas in a different way to painting. I like drawing for its versatility, and directness- the flow of line and quick resolve. This suite of works rely on my memory of real places and my imagination to allow for ‘digressions’ into surreal and colourful landscapes.
When drawing, I find myself thinking of many past and current influences being reworked into new drawings. In drawing, the realisation is instant.