Iris

Iris II, 2021 (Ink pen with digital colouring)
Iris II, 2021 (Ink pen with digital colouring)

I have always been in awe of glass windows in churches.  Not because of the content or story they depict (I am not religious), but because of their striking colour, their simplicity, and the apparent effortless (and yet, time-consuming) labour necessary to undertake such art works. For that reason I have always been attracted to the use of primary colours in art (which as I see it, tend to give a simple but striking look to art).  This, in turn, probably has shaped my tastes in art.

Although I have no issues with any type of art, old, new, classic, modern, alien, popular, elitist, or otherwise, that attraction to simplicity means that whenever I use colour, the art I do ends up with either a cartoon feel, or an oriental feel about it.

When I use black and white, however, for reasons I am not sure of, I go a different way.  I tend to do intricate designs with entangled branches. Recently I started colouring these and people now tell me they look like wallpaper, tile, or glass windows’ designs. Well, I was not expecting that but I am fine with it – I can now add more descriptive terms to my art!