An impasto artwork, acrylic on block canvas. I had recently painted a number of paintings using acrylic in a layered watercolour style on acrylic paper. They were highly detailed using small paintbrushes. For this next series - in order to do something completely different - I challenged myself to paint on a much larger scale using only palette knives and acrylics undiluted from the tube. This wave was painted from a photograph I took at our local beach. Following my previous highly realistic style, it was really liberating to scoop colour from the palette, and apply it directly to the canvas.
About the Artist
I have always loved art and as a child I would frequently be found drawing the trees in the garden. I first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in London and Dorset for fifteen years. One of my favourite posts was illustrating natural-history display-boards in watercolour & ink for Dorset…View full profile