Hi - and thanks for visiting my gallery.|
My signature style is inspired by the vibrancy of stained glass and the jagged patterns of mosaics - but is achieved with pen (marker, gel and black ink) and watercolour paper. Despite the fact that I work small (A3/A4), each picture takes several days of work: from mapping out the design in pencil, through to selecting the colour combinations for each section, filling in each "tile" - and finally the sharp outlining (which requires a very steady hand, especially as the grain of the paper often leads the pen astray).
There's a real pleasure in trying to find that elusive alchemy of colour from the myriad possibilities. Plus the whole process is both deeply, deeply meditative and immensely thrilling.
I live in London, UK, and divide my time between painting, writing and academic stuff.
www.facebook.com/Scarletfruit/ for more insights into my work.