Dreaming of Wildflowers II

Dreaming of Wildflowers II at Kirkby Gallery
Dreaming of Wildflowers II at Kirkby Gallery

This painting was made following a summer of working at The National Wildflower centre. It was informed by a visit to the wildflower fields the centre created, alongside memories of childhood and my Auntie who loved flowers. I feel it became a celebration of her plus a more joyful approach to mark-making for me. The painting method was informed by digital manipulation of photos as well as drawing.

The work was first exhibited in St John’s market, Liverpool Biennial Independents 2002.

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Commission for Quay Bar, Manchester

Vibration
Vibration, 1998, Oil on canvas, 240cmx210cm

This was a project at the early stages of my career as a painter. It was a very exciting opportunity for me. I was chosen by Roger Stephenson, architect (formerly Stephenson Bell, Manchester) to produce one large scale, and three small scale works for their new build of a restaurant bar Рthe Sterling Prize shortlisted Quay Bar in Deansgate. See also: http://www.stephenson-studio.com/architecture/quay-bar/

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