• The Turquoise Period

    The turquoise series unpacked in the studio
    Working on the Patina for the ‘Shadow’ a life size bronze of a horse head.

    Turquoise, the colour has been working on me for a while, the more I use it the more I want to dive into the colour until it completely engulfs me. I start off with caution , gently exploring its subtleties, playing with mixtures and effects as if I am afraid to truly go there, afraid to dive into its crystal waters and be released into its freshness. It fills my paintings and hides behind every colour I use, now it tints my sculptures.

    I have used the colour in the sculpture ‘Shadow’, ‘Fighting Stallions’ and the ‘Fighting Stallion Maquette’. I feel the need to keep growing and exploring with the use of bold colours in my patinas, perhaps ultramarine and cobalt blues or deep reds. I look forward to exploring the possibilities.