Finding a way to translate my compulsive photography into something painterly, my making of grids formalised with the Somerset Reacquainted project in 2020.  

When considering a subject, I often think in 'series of', photographs, drawings, paintings etc and I frequently return to mark making in rows and rows of lines, exploring the meditative quality of repetition.  When looking for a way to translate a large resource of phone photos (where I record daily experience as some sort of compulsive visual diary) into a painterly response I thought of watercolour and its simplicity and immediacy, and these first abstract paintings/drawings you see here happened as a result.

A crucial part of the grids is the original photo taking on my phone, playing with images and collaging them into more detailed grids.  This is so important because in a busy life of artist mother and working, using my phone as this kind of sketch tool is another way of pushing my art practice, working on somethind at any time, reviewing and editing in any place, taking a moment and developing it further.


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