Sparkle on the Crest

Sparkle on the Crest


Oil on canvas

89 x 117cm 



Compositionally this painting is partly inspired by sketches made during a trip to Devon, partly based on a dream I had whilst there (I went on to write a song about the dream, called 'Sparkle on the Crest'). Materially it references Turner's palette and process, including oil glazes, whilst also containing sand from the beach in Devon, as well as drips and hints of a more contemporary (almost neon) palette.  It exemplifies my desire to explore the intersection between art historical and contemporary approaches, and my desire to move further from representation towards a more evocative, imaginal sense of place.