Fleur is a collection of paintings on paper inspired by the last week of summer spent in the south of France and returning to an autumn in London. The colours are inspired by the transformation that happens in nature as a new season approaches. This collection is about embracing and being present to the beautiful richness that a change in life can bring. While creating this work I was inspired by this extract from a poem by Rainer Marie Rilke...
'Time and again we go out together, under the old trees, lie down again and again between the flowers, face to face with the sky' Rainer Marie Rilke
In creating this collection, I was embracing the notion of chance meetings, about letting things fall into place and happy accidents. So you will find interesting mark makings, printed surfaces, different textures of brush strokes, which hint at the form of washy soft petals and a change of season.