Van Gogh's sunflowers were my entry point in 2018 to a reawakened romance with paint. This work explores the endless possibilities of his sunflowers, using a bountiful array of colours and textures, revelling in the process and the materials.
I worked painstakingly on these pieces that nourished me through the darkness of Winter using multiple layers of stencils, impasto and thin veils of oil paint. I couldn’t anticipate of where each painting would go, and each was an adventure and a surprise. I hope you find these new paintings richly textured, joyous, intense, expressive and symphonic in their complex and decorative beauty - and unafraid to show their dark side.