Come for walk in the park?
I lived in a house backing onto Richmond Park for almost 20 years, and had a lovely wheaten terrier named Wilf who delighted in a good long walk in the park every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow.
The park became a source of constant inspiration.
I’ve used a wide variety of media for my work, watercolor collage, oil paint , and more recently Printmaking, both monoprint and solar plate etching.
With the solar plate etchings and collages, I am incorporating an etching of a beautiful old map from 1828.
The work isn’t simply representation of the park, but I try to make it a portal into the realm of thoughts and ideas and memories.
Victoria Crowe says, “I begin with acute observation. Then imagination and association transform objective reality into a complex personal dialogue, evolve layers of meaning elaborated by personalmemories, set against the vastness of historic time.”
Me too! She says it more eloquently than I could, but it is exactly what my work is trying to be.
So please, step into the paintings and come on a walk in the park with me , with all your own memories and associations.